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Films banned in Ireland

Thanks to ObeyGiant for getting this list.

Think a lot of you would be interested in it.

LIST OF FILMS BANNED FROM 1973 TO DATE


1973 (18 films banned) Censored Director

The Baby Maker 03/01/73 James Bridges
It's a 2'6" Above Ground World 09/02/73 Ralph Thomas
To Find A Man 19/02/73 Buzz Kulik
Swedish Fanny Hill 08/03/73 Mac Ahalberg
Everything You Always wanted to know about Sex 20/03/73 Woody Allen
Anatomy of a Pin-Up 23/03/73 David Cohen
A Clockwork Orange 10/04/73 Stanley Kubrick
Sex Artist 04/05/73 Not listed
Au Pair Girls 08/05/73 Val Guest
Nine Ages of Nakedness 08/05/73 George Harrison Marks
Sex Service 15/05/73 Elio Ballett
Some of My Best Friends Are 13/06/73 Not listed
Three Dimensions of Gretta 22/08/73 Pete Walker
Clinic Xclusive 27/08/73 Don Chaffey
Harrad Experiment 17/09/73 Ted Post
Story of Nana 31/10/73 Mac Ahalberg
Suburban Wives 26/11/73 Derek Ford
Friends of Eddie Boyle 20/12/73 Peter Yates


1974 (20 films banned)

Honey Bun 17/01/74 Alfred Voher
The Reluctant Virgin 30/01/74 Norman Schwartz
Blume in Love 11/04/74*01 Paul Mazuraky
Erotic Witchcraft 18/04/74 Bebi Fontana
Love Pill 14/05/74 Kenneth Turner
To Kill a Rover 15/05/74 Wang Ping
Mafia Girls 29/05/74 Ed Ross
Dance of Ecstasy 20/06/74 Brandon Chase
Sex is Beautiful 24/06/74 Alain Lavalle
Tis Pity She's a Whore 23/07/74 Givseppe Patroni Griffi
Turkish Delight 24/07/74 Paul Verhoeven
Con Man and Kung Fu Kid 13/08/74*02 Wu Ma
As the Naked Wind from the Sea 11/09/74 Gunnar Hogland
Super Chick 19/09/74 Ed Forsyth
Student Nurses 08/10/74 Stephanie Rothman
Virgin Witch 08/10/74 Ray Austin
Cool it Carol 30/10/74 Pete Walker
So much Naked Tenderness 30/10/74 Gunther Hendez
Thriller 25/11/74 Alex Fridolinski
Percy's Progress 17/12/74 Ralph Thomas


1975 (31 films banned)

The Seduction of Inga 02/01/75 Joseph W. Sarno
Heavy Traffic 29/01/75 Ralph Bakshi
Loves Of A French Pussycat 30/01/75 Hans Billian
Bang Bang Gang or Gun Girls 04/02/75 Van Guylder
Naked Countess 06/02/75 Not listed
The Dreamgirl 14/02/75*03 Harry Kampf
Kung Fu Girl (None But The Brave) 18/02/75 Lo Wei
When Tae Kwon Do Strikes 18/02/75 Huane Feng
Monk 25/02/75 Ada Kyrou
Deadly Weapons 04/03/75 Doris Wishman
Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 18/03/75 Robert Taylor
Groove Tube 24/03/75 Ken Shapiro
Sex after Six 25/03/75 Hubert Frank
Cold Blooded Beast 24/04/75 Fernando Di Leo
Glory Stompers 29/04/75 Anthony M. Lansa
Extreme Close-Up 07/05/75 Jeannot Szware
The Unsatisfied 23/05/75 Jean-Marie Pallardy
Sex is for Pleasure 26/05/75 Not listed
Pieces of Dreams 22/07/75 Daniel Haller
Without a Stitch 24/07/75 Annelise Meineche
Act of Vengeance (The Violator) 24/07/75 Robert Kelljan
Danish Bed & Board 25/07/75 John Hilbard
Servicer 25/08 /75 Leon Capatonos
The Violator (Act of Vengeance)(Rape Squad) 28/08/75 Robert Kelljan
Games that Lovers Play 10/09/75 Malcolm Leigh
It's Alive 26/09/75 Larry Cohen
Guess Who's Sleeping with Us Tonight 01/10/75 Alex Neve
Petersen 07/10/75 Tim Burstall
World without Shame 29/10/75 Donovan Winter
Don't Deliver Us From Evil 19/11/75 Claude Maurice Muller
The Amorous Milkman 30/12/75 Derren Nesbitt


1976 (21 films banned)

All about Women 05/01/76 Claude Pierson
Bed Partners 28/01/76 Not listed
Black Decameron 23/02/76 Not listed
Nudes In the Sun 02/03/76 Werner Kunz
Arabian Nights 04/03/76 Pier Paolo Pasolini
Canterbury Tales 05/03/76 Pier Paolo Pasolini
Once is not Enough 23/03/76 Guy Green
Bed of a Thousand Pleasures 25/03/76 Anthony M. Dawson
Keep it up Downstairs 05/05/76 Robert Young
Rebel Nun 22/07/76*04 Gianfranco Mingossi
Sins Within The Family 11/08/76 Bruno Gaburro
Intimacy 09/09/76 Marcio Vicaro
Clockwork Banana 10/09/76 Jean F. Dany
Life Size 20/09/76 Luis Berlanga
Bummer 06/10/76 William Allen Castleman
Glastonbury Fayre 11/10/76*05 Not listed
Undergraduate Girls 13/10/76 Michele Tartanini
Linda Lovelace for President 18/10/76 Claudio Guzmani
It could Happen to You 21/10/76 Stanley Long
Not Tonight Darling 16/11/76 Anthony Sloman
Emmanuelle 29/11/76 Just Jaeckin


1977 (16 films banned)

I Will If You Will 11/01/77 Nello Rossatti
Come Play with Me 01/03/77 George Harrison Marks
Super Dragon 25/04/77 Tommy Loo Chun
Emily 02/05/77 Henry Herbert
Emmanuelle 2 11/05/77 Francis Giacobetti
Young Lady Chatterley 23/05/77 Alan Roberts
I am Sexy 25/05/77 Francis Leroi
The Perfect Arrangement 24/08/77 Ted Leversuch
Alvin Purple 25/10/77 Tim Burstall
Rosemary's Baby 02/11/77 Roman Polanski
Audrey Rose 03/11/77*06 Robert Wise
First Time with Feeling 21/11/77 Jacques Baratier
Black Emmanuelle 2 Goes East 29/11/77*07 Joe D'Amato
Casanova 06/12/77*08 Federico Fellini
Next Stop - Greenwich Village 08/12/77*09 Paul Mazursky
Ulysses 08/12/77*10 Joseph Strick


1978 (18 films banned)

Naughty Nurses 21/02/78 Don Edmonds
Looking For Mr. Goodbar 08/03/78 Richard Brooks
Escort Girls 14/03/78 Donovan Winter
Black Emmanuelle, White Emmanuelle 04/04/78 Brunello Rondi
The Hills have Eyes 05/04/78 Wes Craven
Teenage Hitchhikers 17/04/78 Gerri Sedley
Black Emmanuelle 2 (The New Black Emmanuelle) 24/04/78 Albert Thomas
Take an Easy Ride 08/05/78 Not listed
Sex in the Salon 15/05/78*11 Greydon Clark
Goodbye Emmanuelle 18/05/78 Francois Lettelier
Inhibition 24/05/78 Paul Price
Confessions of a Male Escort 09/06/78 Not listed
The Erotic Adventures of Pinnocchio 20/07/78 Corey Alan
Lust Seekers 13/09/78 Russ Meyer
The Rise & Rise Of Casanova 14/09/78 Francois Legrand
Seven Women for Satan 10/11/78 Armand Tabiteau
What's Up Super Doc 20/12/78 Derek Ford
Lemon Popsicle 22/12/78*12 Boaz Davidson


1979 (11 films banned)

The Visitor 10/01/79 Not listed
Lennie 23/01/79 Bob Fosse
Bilities 28/02/79 David Hamilton
Red 02/04/79 Not listed
In Praise of Older Women 06/04/79 George Kaczenoen
Emmanuel and the White Slave Trade 07/05/79 Joe D'Amato
Queen of Sex 07/05/79 Albert Moore
Hardcore Life 25/06/79 Paul Schrader
Resting Rough 06/09/79*13 Not listed
Can I Come Too? 12/11/79 Not listed
The Groove Tube 18/12/79 Not listed


1980 (12 films banned)

Death Game 18/01/80 Not listed
La Luna 24/03/80 Bernardo Bertocucci
American Gigalo 10/04/80*14 Paul Schrader
Night Games 21/04/80 Roger Vadim
Monty Pyton's Life of Brian 29/04/80*15 Terry Jones
Sex with the Stars 27/06/80 Not listed
The Great British Striptease 14/08/80 Not listed
Jungle Burger 19/08/80 Not listed
I'm Not Feeling Myself To-Night 21/08/80 Joseph McGrath
The Tin Drum 12/09/80*16 Not listed
Zombie Flesh-Eaters 14/10/80*17 Lucio Fulchi
Don't Answer The Phone 02/12/80 Robert Hammer


1981 (8 films banned)

Caligulas Hot Nights 19/02/81 Roberto Monterro
Confessions of a Naked Virgin 24/03/81 Eric Hofbauer
Emmanuelle and The Cannibals 16/04/81 Joe D'Amato
The Final Conflict 05/05/81*18 Graham Baker
Messalina, Messalina 16/06/81 Bruno Corbucci
Caligula 03/11/81 Bob Guccione
Last Tango In Paris 17/11/81 Bernardo Bertolucci
Test Rider 01/12/81*19 Not listed


1982 (5 films banned)

Porky's 01/02/82*20 Bob Clark
Richard Prior Live On Sunset Strip 23/07/82 Joe Layton
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 08/10/82*21 Amy Heckerling
The Last American Virgin 17/11/82*22 Boaz Davidson
Monsignore 29/11/82*23 Frank Perry






1983 (4 films banned)

Summer Lovers 14/03/83*24 Randal Kleiser
Porky's II 23/06/83*25 Bob Clarke
Monty Python's Meaning Of Life 27/06/83 Terry Jones
Flesh Gordon 09/09/83 William Osco-Homand Zeieham


1984 (3 films banned)

Emmanuelle 4 14/06/84 Not listed
The Key 16/07/84 Tinto Brass
Bolero 14/12/84 John Derek


1985 (1 film banned)

Crimes of Passion 18/11/85 Ken Russell


1987 (2 films banned)

Personal Services 13/03/87*26 Terry Jones
Working Girls 12/08/87 Lizzie Borden


1991 (1 film banned)

Whore 09/08/91 Ken Russell





1993 (1 film banned)

The Bad Lieutenant 29/01/93 Abel Ferrara


1994 (3 films banned)

U.F.O. - The Movie 07/02/94 Tony Dow
Lake Consequence 13/05/94 Rafael Eisenman
Natural Born Killers 11/10/94 Oliver Stone


1995 (1 film banned)

Showgirls 08/11/95 Paul Verhoeven


1996 (1 film banned)

From Dusk Till Dawn 01/05/96 Robert Rodriguez


1997 (1 film banned)

Preaching To The Perverted 28/10/97 Stuart Urban


2003 (1 film banned)

Spun 08/07/03*27 Jonas Akerlund



cont....

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cont...*01 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/18 cert on 07/03/77
*02 Originally given O/18 provided cuts were made, but when censored with cuts,
film was Banned on 31/12/74
*03 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/18 cert on 06/04/76
*04 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/18 cert on 27/09/76
*05 Originally censored 03/09/74 and given O/18 provided cuts were made,
but when censored with cuts, film was Banned
*06 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/16 cert on 12/12/77
*07 Film Appeal Board passed the Film on 05/07/82
*08 Originally censored 11/10/77 and re-showen 06/12/77 and banned.
Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/18 cert on 29/07/82
*09 Originally censored 27/10/76 and re-showen 08/12/77 and banned
*10 Originally censored 13/01/75 and re-showen 08/12/77 and banned.
Re-showen on 07/09/00 and given O/15 cert.
*11 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/18 cert on 29/05/78
*12 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/16 cert on 24/03/82
*13 Film Appeal Board passed the Film on 28/09/79
*14 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/18 cert on 24/07/80
*15 Film granted O/18 cert on 07/08/87
*16 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/18 cert on 13/02/81
*17 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/18 cert on 31/10/80
*18 Film Appeal Board passed the Film on 18/05/81
*19 Film Appeal Board passed the Film on 24/03/83
*20 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/16 cert on 19/02/82
*21 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with cuts and O/18 cert on 29/10/82
*22 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/16 cert on 03/03/83
*23 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/16 cert on 17/12/82
*24 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/16 cert on 26/04/83
*25 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/16 cert on 14/07/83
*26 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/18 cert on 12/05/87
*27 Film Appeal Board passed the Film with O/18 cert on 21/07/03
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Threre's one there from '82. 'Fast Times At Ridgemount High'
If I remember correctly, I saw this in Tuam cinema a few years later as part of a double bill. I THINK it was with Temple of doom.

I was thrilled at the time of course. It was just the type of movie little kids love! ww)

Anybody remember when they stopped doing B movies in this country?
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I've been looking through this list all morning, and wondering if Tower are somehow exempt from this? I've seen a lot of the films on the list for sale in their DVD section.

Anyone shed some light?
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Emanuelle 2 (1977) was released on a double bill with Death Race 2000 in 1982 and as ban period lasts 7 years that suggests it was'nt banned in the first instance....How do I know this? I was at the flicks one Saturday night in early '82. Naturally it was Death Race 2000 that I paid to see! :ninja:

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Jebus I can't belive they banned porkies, I suppose it was a terrible film. I'd be downloading them all now if my connection hadn't been capped
The hills have eyes is a great movie & I got my video of it in Tower a few years ago.
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I remember the banning of some of these films (not all - I'm too young)

Ken Russell's Whore is a case in point. A year or two previously the big hit at the box-office was 'Pretty Woman', which, it could be argued, glorified the life of a call girl, while Russell's Whore portrayed a very stark reality.
I saw Whore in Paris in '92 and still can't really fathom why the hell it was banned by the Irish censor.

Other films on that list ... oh where do you start?
Life of Brian - can't you laugh at things? The censor obviously thought not.
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This appears to be a list of films not granted a cinema certificate rather than a list of banned video/DVD releases, of which there are a LOT more. Interestingly, Baise Moi isn't there, suggesting that the distributors never submitted it for cinema certification. They did submit it for DVD certification, and it was banned. You can see the VRA prohibition orders in the state gazette here:
http://www.irisoifigiuil.ie

A few points about our bad censorship sytem:

- You have to wait 7 years before resubmitting a banned video/DVD for another attempt (it can work though; think Natural Born Killers or Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
- Unlike a book, which is automatically unbanned after 12 years, once a video or DVD is banned it stays banned (unless it is resubmitted and passed)
- It is illegal to posess a banned video/DVD (for sale at least; I think it's also illegal for personal use), whereas private cinema clubs can show films without cinema certificates. However, a court injunction can prevent this, as happened with Natural Born Killers in the IFC.
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Oh, I forgot that the VRA only requires certificates on movies released after September 1994, although work is afoot to classify all the previous releases. This is how sex shops sell porn.

Bad Lieutenant just slipped into the VRA net, whereas I imagine you could find Whore for sale without a certificate (or with just the BBFC one which has no power here).
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http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...hreadid=111390 for more senseless censorship
in Ireland.

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I wrote to the Irish Censor's office (info@ifco.gov.ie), and asked them for a list of all films that are currently banned. The list that fisty put up represents the result (incidentally, it was sent in a file called "LIST OF FILMS BANNED FROM 1973 TO DATE.lwp".

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Bad Lieutenant just slipped into the VRA net, whereas I imagine you could find Whore for sale without a certificate (or with just the BBFC one which has no power here).
Is this how Tower is able to sell Dusk Till Dawn/Showgirls/whatever? By selling the BBFC certified disc?
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Do they have a file called "LIST OF VIDEOS BANNED FROM 1994 TO DATE.lwp"? It would be a lot bigger, going by the number of ban notices in the State Gazette.

About Tower, there's a good chance that Showgirls and From Dusk Till Dawn were resubmitted and passed, or even that they never were banned on video in the first place. See if Tower sells Bad Lieutenant; it was resubmitted a while ago and stayed banned, presumably due to the infamous nun-raping scene*. If so, then kudos to them. I remember Virgin sold condoms years ago when you needed a prescription to get them, and ultimately got that ridiculous law changed.

* see here: http://www.rte.ie/tv/blizzardold/5banned.html
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You guys should be thanking the censor! He's protecting your fragile minds from all that harmful imagery! Who knows what you might do if exposed to the violence of "From Dusk Till Dawn"? Or the rape in "The Bad Lieutenant"? You should all be glad he makes these sacrifices for you, because you're just children really. The lot of ye. Ya can't make morale decisions for yourself, so he's gonna do it for ya. Let's send him, and our government, a thank you e-mail instead
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Do they have a file called "LIST OF VIDEOS BANNED FROM 1994 TO DATE.lwp"? It would be a lot bigger, going by the number of ban notices in the State Gazette.
The ban notices in the State Gazette are, as far as I can see, relating to the Video Recordings Act, 1989. I suspect those films on the list I was given by the censor's office are covered by the Censorship of Film Act, 1923. I've written to them, asking them to clarify this.

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See if Tower sells Bad Lieutenant; it was resubmitted a while ago and stayed banned
They do indeed. Or at least, they did. They're sold out as of Saturday.
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That's nearly all porn.
Anyway like Obey said you can get some of them on dvd. You can get the Emanuelles in HMV aswell.
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