Adult Film Censorship: D


 

 

 

 

Dangerous Sex

aka Private Tropical 27

Directed by Allesandro Del Mar / 2006 / Europe / IMDb

Date: October 2006
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a)&(b) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified," and (b) "describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not)."

 

Date: November 2006
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
134m
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Dangerous Sex: Private Tropical 27 (2006) - Directed by Allesandro Del Mar


 

 

 

 

 

Dark Angels 2: Bloodline

Directed by Nic Andrews / 2005 / USA / IMDb

Date: June 2007
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Thomas A Royston
Comment: Submitted as a double-bill with CRUSH (2006). It is unclear which title had the problem. See the database entry for CRUSH for more information about this submission.
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Dark Angels 2: Bloodlines (2005) - Directed by Nic Andrews


 

 

 

 

The Da Vinci Load

Directed by Jerome Tanner / 2006 / USA / IMDb

Date: June 2006
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
VHS for DVD
Applicant:
Gallery Entertainment
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

The Da Vinci Load (2006) - Directed by Jerome Tanner


 

 

 

 

Debbie Does Dallas... Again

Directed by Paul Thomas / 2007 / USA / IMDb

Date: May 2007
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Date: May 2007
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Date: September 2008
Rating:
R18+ (Mainly concerned with sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

 

Radio advertisement for porn DVD

Adultshop.com ran a radio advertisement to promote the DVD release of DEBBIE DOES DALLAS... AGAIN. It was withdrawn following a complaint by a member of the public.

Advertising Standards Bureau Case Report

1. Complaint reference number 301/07
2. Advertiser Adultshop.com (Debbie Does Dallas Again)
3. Product Retail
4. Type of advertisement Radio
5. Nature of complaint Portrayal of sex/sexuality/nudity – section 2.3
6. Date of determination Tuesday, 11 September 2007
7. DETERMINATION Upheld – discontinued or modified

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE ADVERTISEMENT

This radio advertisement announces the release of a DVD "Debbie Does Dallas...Again" with the voiceover "...This sequel to the iconic 1970s film features hot Vivid favourites Monique Alexander and Stefani Morgan. Plus a bevy of today's hottest starlets in the...well...smallest cheerleader outfits you've ever seen. Debbie Does Dallas Again. Available to order on DVD now from your nearest adultshop.com store.".

 

THE COMPLAINT

A sample of comments which the complainant/s made regarding this advertisement included the following:

I object to the advertisement because I find it offensive that pornography is being blatantly advertised on the radio, especially when listeners have no control over what will be advertised next (though I am aware that I have a choice to turn the radio off). It is also worrying that a radio station that appears to have a very young listening demographic thinks that encouraging the use of and purchase of pornogrpahy to be appropriate. I am sure many parents of teens would not be happy to know that this was the case.

 

THE ADVERTISER’S RESPONSE

Comments which the advertiser made in response to the complaint/s regarding this advertisement included the following:

It is our position that there has been no breach of the AANA Advertiser Code of Ethics.

 

THE DETERMINATION

The Advertising Standards Board (“Board”) considered whether this advertisement breaches Section 2 of the Advertiser Code of Ethics (the “Code”).

The Board intended to consider whether the advertisement's reference to sex and the language in the advertisement breached Section 2.2 or 2.3 of the Code.

However the Board noted that the product advertised was classified X18+ by the Classification Board on 28 May 2007. The Board noted that the effect of this classification is that the product is not permitted to be advertised in Western Australia under section 91 of the Classification (Publications Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1996.

The Board asked that the Bureau advise the advertiser that the product cannot be advertised and if necessary to refer this complaint to the relevant enforcement agency.

 

ADVERTISER'S RESPONSE TO DETERMINATION

I can confirm that the radio advertisement promoting the release of Debbie Does Dallas…Again on DVD is no longer on air. Further, AdultShop.com Limited undertakes not to air the advertisement for Debbie Does Dallas…Again at any time in the future.

 

Debbie Does Dallas... Again (2007) - Directed by Paul Thomas


 

 

 

 

Deep Anal Abyss 3

Directed by Jay Sin / 2010 / USA / IMDb

Date: November 2010
Rating:
RC
Time:
300m
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Deep Anal Abyss 3 (2010) - Directed by Jay Sin


 

 

 

 

 

Deeper 10

Directed by Robby D / 2008 / USA / IMDb

Date: July 2008
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Date: August 2008
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Deeper 10 (2008) - Directed by Robby D


 

 

 

 

 

Desperate Desires

Directed by Cash Markman / 2004 / USA / IMDb

Date: July 2005
Rating:
R18+ (Mainly concerned with sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Adult Media Group
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Date: October 2005
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Adult Media Group
Comment: This was presumably aiming for an X18+ rating
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Date: January 2008
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Metro Interactive
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Desperate Desires (2004) - Directed by Cash Markman


 

 

 

 

Desperate Measures

Directed by Brad Armstrong / 1998 / USA / IMDb

Date: January 2000
Rating:
RC
Time:
98m
Format:
VHS
Applicant:
The AXIS Group

 

Desperate Measures (1998) - Directed by Brad Armstrong


 

 

 

 

Diamonds

Directed by Oliver Czech / 1996 / Czechoslovakia / IAFD

Date: December 2000
Rating:
RC
Time:
64m
Format:
VHS
Applicant:
Force Entertainment
Comment: Censored by unknown time. This was presumably aiming for an R18+ rating.

 

Diamonds (1996) - Directed by Oliver Czech


 

 

 

 

Dildorama

Directed by Maxine / 2006 / USA

Date: October 2006
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Metro Interactive
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."


 

 

 

 

Discovering Priva

aka Private Movies 31

Directed by Gianfranco Romagnoli / 2007 / Europe / IMDb

Date: January 2007
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a)&(b) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified," and (b) "describe or depict in a way that is likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not)."

 

Date: January 2007
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Discovering Priva: Private Movies 31 (2007) - Directed by Gianfranco Romagnoli


 

 

 

 

Doll House

Directed by Andrew Blake / 2003 / USA / IMDb

In January 2008, an Adelaide man was found guilty of importing a DVD of DOLL HOUSE.

Customs described the films as:

“Doll House” describing, depicting, expressing or otherwise dealing with matters of sex, cruelty, violence, or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that it offends against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that it should not be imported contrary to paragraph 233(1)(b) of the Customs Act 1901"

 

 During the trial, Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Bolton said that the images in the film:

...were offensive because of the level of violence

A second DVD, the Bizarre Video Production's FETISH WORLD (2002) was described as:

...confronting but not illegal

 

Guilty verdict over DVD porn
abc.net.au, January 17 2008

An Adelaide magistrate has found a man guilty of importing a prohibited pornographic DVD.

...ordered two pornographic DVDs from the United States, more than four years ago. When they arrived at a Sydney mail centre, customs officers decided they were in a prohibited class.

.... admitted importing the material but argued it did not offend community standards. His lawyer argued that the images in the films Fetish World and Doll House were similar to material already available in Australia for private viewing.

 

 

In September 2008, in the Supreme Court of South Australia, the defendant failed in an appeal against the DOLL HOUSE verdict. The Commonwealth cross-appealed, and he was now also convicted for importing FETISH WORLD (2002).

Vokalek v Commonwealth of Australia [2008] SASC 256 (19 September 2008)
austlii.edu.au

Doll House

Against this background, I now turn to discuss the defendant’s attack on the Magistrate’s conclusion that the DVD “Doll House” breached the standard set out in regulation 4A.

The defendant attacked the Magistrate’s reasoning with respect to her conclusion that the DVD “Doll House” depicted matters of sex and violence in such a way that it offended against the standards of morality, decency and propriety, generally accepted by reasonable adults, to the extent that the DVD should not be imported.

The defendant’s contention was that reasonable adults would not be so intolerant as to require the banning of a DVD from Australia, if such a DVD could be lawfully possessed within Australia, and described sex by a manner of activity which is not unlawful within Australia, or described sex in a manner which could lawfully be the subject of a DVD created, possessed and viewed in Australia.

In support of this submission the defendant drew attention to the statutes, both Commonwealth and State, that deal with the classification of films, including DVDs, within Australia. As earlier observed, the defendant submitted that there was a national uniform scheme dealing with the classification of materials produced and disseminated within Australia. However, a review of the legislation shows that there is not a national uniform scheme in place.

The Magistrate described the images depicted in the DVD “Doll House” as follows:

The film “Doll House” includes scenes involving three women where scissors are held near the vagina in a threatening manner and scenes where raw meat is grabbed with the teeth by one woman and torn. There are further scenes involving three women with harsh slapping around the genitals. One woman subsequently puts the meat and then her teeth on the vagina of another. In addition, this DVD contains a featurette depicting sexual activity at knifepoint. In the course of this section of the film, three women are involved in sexual activities during which one has a knife, which is held across the cheek of another, and also across the vagina of another insisting on sexual activity. At one stage, clothing is torn by the knife and later the knife is held by one woman’s ear. Later still the knife is held against the flesh of a leg during sexual activity. At another stage, one of the women is held by the throat. Clothing is cut off with the knife during the various scenes. I have no hesitation in finding that the use of a knife against the flesh, at times in the genital region and the use of the knife to tear clothing, involves depictions of violence as well as sexual activity. A further scene depicts the tormenting of a fish flailing and held up by chopsticks against a background of sexual overtones. I am satisfied that this scene involves cruelty.

In finding this charge proved the Magistrate reasoned:

On the other hand, I am satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the combination of sex and violence in several parts of “Doll House”, notably the scenes depicting violent sexual acts involving the knife and scissors, does contravene the standards of “morality decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that the DVD should not be imported”. I am satisfied that this is the case notwithstanding that the DVD was for private viewing.

My review of the DVD “Doll House” allows the conclusion that the Magistrate’s descriptions of the relevant scenes are accurate. However, I would add that a number of scenes depicted the use of knives in proximity to the face and neck of a participant in circumstances where their use appeared to cause fear and submission on the part of that participant to sexual contact.

My review of the DVD “Doll House” leaves me in no doubt that the combination of sex and violence in several scenes of the DVD, notably those depicting violent and sexual acts involving knives and scissors, do contravene the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults, to the extent that the DVD should not be imported – that is, be the subject of unrestricted importation into Australia. The fact that the DVD “Doll House” could have been produced and classified in Australia is not to the point. Such a DVD, so classified, would not, I presume, be available on an unrestricted basis within Australia. The Commonwealth Government are entitled to regulate in the way they have, and applying the test of federal regulation, the importation by the defendant of the DVD “Doll House” involved a breach of regulation 4A.

Had the defendant sought, as he was entitled, permission from the Attorney-General to import the DVD, he would have avoided any breach of regulation 4A. The appeal against the conviction recorded by the Magistrate on the second Count is dismissed.

 

Doll House (2003) - Directed by Andrew Blake


 

 

 

 

Double Jeopardy

Directed by Chuck Lords / 2006 / USA / IMDb

Date: May 2007
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Date: June 2007
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Double Jeopardy (2006) - Directed by Chuck Lords


 

 

 

 

Double Vision 2

Directed by Erik Everhard / 2008 / USA / IMDb

Date: October 2008
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Date: October 2008
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

Double Vision 2 (2008) - Directed by Erik Everhard


 

 

 

DP Me Baby

Directed by Paolo Banana / 2005 / USA / IMDb

Date: September 2005
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Date: October 2005
Rating:
X18+ (Explicit sex)
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Comment: Censored by unknown time

 

DP Me Baby (2005) - Directed by Paolo Banana


 

 

 

 

Drink from the Stink

Directed by Jordan Septo / 2007 / USA / IAFD

Date: July 2007
Rating:
RC
Time:
Unknown
Format:
DVD
Applicant:
Calvista
Reason: Film 1(a) The film is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Films Table, 1. (a) as films that "depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified."

 

Drink from the Stink (2007) - Directed by Jordan Septo


 

 

 

 

Dschungelboys

Directed by Rolf Hammerschmidt / 199? / Germany

Date: October 2000
Rating:
RC
Time:
113m
Format:
VHS
Applicant:
Blue Diamond Services


 

 

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