Film Censorship Jan'60-Apr'70: S to Z


 

 

 

 

Sinderella and Her Golden Bra

Directed by Loel Minardi / 1964 / USA / IMDb

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 01:20

Cinderella changing her bra with breasts exposed.

I know a clothed version was produced that only had a little bit of nudity. The version from Something Weird Video is the unclothed version which plays like any other nudie cutie. There was no way that could play Australia back then. Obviously the golden bra replaced the golden slipper in the original, and the scene where Cinderella tries the bra on is the only cut. I assume the rest of the nudity must have also be missing (but not cut by our censors) as we got the clothed version.

 

Information from Mike Richards's viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.

Dirty Pix
Mike Richards
Cinema Papers issue 2, April 1974

Others were riotously funny despite their lack of artistic pretensions. SINDERELLA AND THE GOLDEN BRA probably took the prize. The plot was not hard to imagine. The cut scene involved a stream of huge breasted women trying on Sinder’s teeny bra, the bra that will identify the girl the "King" wants to wed.


 

 

 

 

 

Sin with a Stranger

Directed by Sergio Gobbi / 1968 / France / IMDb

Original theatrical release was censored for a 'Not Suitable for Children' rating.

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 01:45

Sex depicted by nude bodies wrapped around each other and rolling around in bed. Rear nudity was really the only flesh on view.


 

 

 

 

Stuntman

Directed by Marcello Baldi / 1968 / France-Italy / IMDb

Original theatrical release was censored for a 'Not Suitable for Children' rating.

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 00:58

Soft-core sex scene.

Image courtesy of moviemem.com

 

Stuntman (1968) - Daybill


 

 

 

 

Therese and Isabelle

Directed by Radley Metzger / 1968 / USA / IMDb

Original theatrical release was censored for a 'Suitable only for Adults' rating.

Information provided by Shane Harrison
This atmospheric tale of two school girl's first love was shorn of 16 minutes 29 seconds!

Around the time of this release our censors had excelled in using their scissors just as much on two far less explicit imports, 3 IN THE ATTIC and THE WILD ANGELS, so such major surgery was not unusual.

I timed the cuts from an NTSC DVD of the film:

47:22 – 01:45 cut: Therese is brought to orgasm by her male date using his hand, which is off screen. Both are clothed and in a park.

56:55 - 03:31 cut: Therese masturbates in bed, covered by a sheet.

68.32 – 0032 cut: Both Therese and Isabelle are laying down behind the school's church alter and Therese brings Isabelle to orgasm. There are only close ups of their faces throughout but the graphic voice over spells things out in detail. The voice over is by Esse Person, who plays Therese, reading excerpts from Violette Leduc's autobiographical novel of the same name.

74.13 – 05:44 cut: Therese and Isabelle make love for the first time. The prolonged scene of mutual oral sex was filmed through a distorted reflection in a vase, so the visuals were discreet. Again, the voice over by Therese was from the novel and was explicit but got away with a lot by using poetic metaphors.

101.30 – 03:32 cut: Second love making scene by a riverbed at night. As with the previous love scene, the long view nude visuals were tasteful while the voice over detailed a lot of female intimacy that audiences back then would not have been used to.

105.40 – 00:25 cut: Close up of the two kissing and moaning after declaring their love forever. Even though the love scenes were destroyed, the remaining film worked quite well and the nudity left in gave it enough "scandal" for it to have a successful run.

 

Information from Mike Richards's viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.

Dirty Pix
Mike Richards
Cinema Papers issue 2, April 1974
The two minute cut [shown in "Chipp's Reel"] was one of a number of lesbian love scenes between two French boarding-school girls. The censored monologue [from the lakeside love scene near the end] was as follows:

"With a jeweller’s tongue I was setting gems in her mouth. Our interlocking mouths slid into dream of ease. I was stretching open my thighs. Absinthe was flowing in my veins. My belly was flushed with craving."

As the scene cut to moonlit vine leaves: "Isabelle’s fingers withdrew deliberately, a slow barge laden with harmonies. We listened for the final chord."


 

 

 

 

Two Women

Directed by Vittorio De Sica / 1960 / France-Italy / IMDb

Original theatrical release was censored for a 'Suitable only for Adults' rating.

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 00:25

The rape scene at the end of the film.

Image courtesy of moviemem.com

 

Two Women (1960) - Three sheet poster

 

Resubmitted and passed uncut with an M (Medium level violence) rating in September 1994.


 

 

 

 

Upkar

Directed by Manoj Kumar / 1967 / India / IMDb

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 01:35

A fist fight.


 

 

 

 

The Virgin Spring

Directed by Ingmar Bergman / 1960 / Sweden / IMDb

Original theatrical release was censored for a 'Suitable only for Adults' rating.

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage.

All detail of the gang rape of the main character.

 

Resubmitted and passed uncut with an M-rating in April 1975.


 

 

 

 

Wind from the East

Directed by Groupe Dziga Vertov / 1970 / Italy – France - West Germany / IMDb

In this interview with Antony I. Ginnane, he reveals the words “full of shit up to your eyeballs” and “cocksuckers” were deleted as subtitles from the Australian theatrical version of WIND FROM THE EAST.

It needs to be confirmed when this was submitted.

 

Independent distribution: an interview with Tony Ginnane
Cinema Papers issue 1, January 1974

In 1971 Ginnane and [Brian Davies of the Grand Cinema] Davis established a distribution company called Studio Films and purchased Godard’s ‘WIND FROM THE EAST’ at a cost of $2,600. Through the distribution of this film they discovered the potential for making marginal profits from off-beat, limited audience films that major distributors and exhibitors would not handle.

CINEMA PAPERS: Do your exploitation films have censorship difficulties?

GINNANE: We have had very few problems. WIND FROM THE EAST is our only film that has been cut to date — the words “full of shit up to your eyeballs” and “cocksuckers” were deleted as subtitles. However that was before the ‘R’ certificate.


 

 

 

 

Woman in the Dunes

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara / 1964 / Japan / IMDb

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 01:59

Very discrete nude love scenes in the sand.

 

Resubmitted and passed uncut with an M (Mature themes, sexual violence and nudity) rating in March 2010.


 

 

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