Film Censorship May'70-Nov'71: T to Z


 

 

 

 

 

Tale of the Cock

Directed by John Derek - David Nelson / 1969 / USA / IMDb

Date: 11-1970 / Rated: SOA / Length: 9184 feet / Time: 102:03 / Censored by 00:13 / Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

Taste the Blood of Dracula

Directed by Peter Sasdy / 1970 / UK / IMDb 

Date: 07-1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 8552 feet / Time: 95:01 / / Reason: violence /

Date: 08-1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 8168 feet / Time: 90:45 / Reason: violence and indecency / Comment: Reconstructed version

Date: 10-1970 / Appeal: Against rejection / Length: 8168 feet / Time: 90:45 / Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board / Comment: Reconstructed version


 

 

 

 

Teenage Outlaws

Directed by Peter Perry Jr. / 1967 / USA / IMDb

Date: 04-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 7704 feet / Time: 85:36 / Censored by 19:11 / Reason: violence and encouragement to drug abuse


 

 

 

 

Terror of the Vampires

Directed by Jean Rollin / 1971 / France / IMDb

Date: 07-1971 / Rated: Banned / Length: 8100 feet / Time: 90:00 / Reason: violence and indecency


 

 

 

 

There Was a Crooked Man...

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 10-1970 / Rated: SOA / Length: 11576 feet / Time: 128:37 / Censored by 00:46 / Reason: violence and indecency /


 

 

 

 

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

Directed by Sydney Pollack / 1969 / USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1970 / Rated: AO / Length: 11177 feet / Time: 124:11 / Censored by 00:10 / Reason: indecent language 


 

 

 

 

To Commit a Murder

Directed by Edouard Molinaro / 1967 / France-Italy-West Germany / IMDb

Date: 09-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 8153 feet / Time: 90:35 / Censored by 01:13 / Reason: violence /


 

 

 

 

Toomorrow

Directed by Val Guest / 1970 / UK-USA / IMDb

Date: 11-1970 / Rated: G / Length: 8534 feet / Time: 94:49 / Censored by 00:01 / Reason: indecent language /


 

 

 

 

The Touch

Directed by Ingmar Bergman / 1971 / Sweden-USA / IMDb

Date: 10-1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 10427 feet / Time: 115:51 / Censored by 00:01 / Reason: indecent language


 

 

 

 

To Victory and Further

Directed by Zivorad 'Zika' Mitrovic / 1966 / Yugoslavia / IMDb

Date: 05-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 10317 feet / Time: 114:38 / Censored by 00:20 / Reason: violence /


 

 

 

 

The Traveling Executioner

Directed by Jack Smight / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 11-1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 8529 feet / Time: 94:46 / Reason: indecency

Date: 03-1971 / Appeal: Against rejection / Length: 8529 feet / Time: 94:46 / Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board


 

 

 

 

Trog

Directed by Freddie Francis / 1970 / UK / IMDb

Date: 06-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 8000 feet / Time: 88:53 / Censored by 00:36 / Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

 

Two-Lane Blacktop

Directed by Monte Hellman / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 09-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 9215 feet / Time: 102:23 / Censored by 00:19 / Reason: indecent language

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Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Directed by Don Siegel / 1970 / Mexico-USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 9349 feet / Time: 103:53 / Censored by 02:04 / Reason: violence

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Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) - Australian one sheet poster


 

 

 

 

Valdez Is Coming

Directed by Edwin Sherin / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 06-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 8130 feet / Time: 90:20 / Censored by 00:13 / Reason: indecent language


 

 

 

 

The Vampire Lovers

Directed by Roy Ward Baker / 1970 / UK / IMDb

Date: 05-1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 8051 feet / Time: 89:27 / Censored by 00:28 / Reason: violence

Thanks to Don for this information
Released theatrically in Australia in 1971. The print used was the modified US theatrical version upon which further local surgery was performed before distribution. From what I can gather, even the English censors at the time were unhappy with the final submission and demanded cuts.


 

 

 

 

Vanishing Point

Directed by Richard C. Sarafian / 1971 / UK-USA / IMDb

Date: 04-1971 / Rated: Banned / Length: 9177 feet / Time: 101:58 / Reason: violence and incitement to crime and encouragement of drug abuse

Date: 07-1971 / Appeal: Against refusal of the Film Censorship Board to register / Length: 9177 feet / Time: 101:58 / Result: Decision of the Film Censorship Board confirmed

Date: 11-1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 8963 feet / Time: 99:35 / Comment: Reconstructed version


 

 

 

 

Vendetta for the Saint

Directed by Jim O'Connolly / 1969 / UK / IMDb

Date: 05-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 8872 feet / Time: 98:35 / Censored by 00:18 / Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

Venus in Furs

Directed by Jess Franco / 1969 / Italy-UK-West Germany / IMDb

Date: 07-1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 7747 feet / Time: 86:05 / Reason: indecency


 

 

 

 

Visibility Zero

Directed by Nikos Foskolos / 1970 / Greece / IMDb

Date: 12-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 10572 feet / Time: 117:28 / Censored by 00:47 / Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

Wages of Sin

Directed by Sergio Martino / 1969 / Italy / IMDb

Date: 07-1970 / Rated: Banned / Length: 9086 feet / Time: 100:57 / Reason: indecency and drug taking

Date: 08-1970 / Appeal: Against rejection / Length: 9086 feet / Time: 100:57 / Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board


 

 

 

 

Watermelon Man

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 02-1971 / Appeal: Against eliminations / Length: 8974 feet / Time: 99:43 / Result: Appeal substantially upheld by Review Board

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Watermelon Man (1970) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

Ways of Katmandu

Directed by André Cayatte / 1969 / France-Italy / IMDb

Date: 07-1971 / Rated: SOA / Length: 8977 feet / Time: 99:45 / Censored by 00:36 / Reason: indecency


 

 

 

 

Wedding Night

Directed by Piers Haggard / 1969 / Ireland-UK / IMDb

Date: 06-1970 / Rated: AO / Length: 8889 feet / Time: 98:46 / Censored by 00:25 / Reason: indecency

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Wedding Night (1969) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Directed by Val Guest / 1970 / UK / IMDb

Date: 11-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 9220 feet / Time: 102:27 / Censored by 00:20 / Reason: indecency

Date: 04-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 9220 feet / Time: 102:27 / Censored by 00:27 / Reason: indecency

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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

Women in Love

Directed by Ken Russell / 1969 / UK / IMDb

Date: 06-1970  /  Appeal: Against eliminations / Length: 11765 feet  /  Time: 130:43  /  Result: Appeal dismissed by Review Board

Date: 10-1970  /  Rated: SOA  /  Length: 11735 feet  /  Time: 130:23  /  Censored by 01:00  /  Reason: indecency

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Women in Love (1969) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

 

 

Woodstock

Directed by Michael Wadleigh / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 08-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 16444 feet / Time: 182:43 / Censored by 03:55 / Reason: indecent language and drug use


 

 

 

 

Yojimbo

Directed by Akira Kurosawa / 1961 / Japan / IMDb

Date: 12-1970 / Rated: A / Length: 9946 feet / Time: 110:31 / Censored by 00:01 / Reason: violence


 

 

 

 

Zabriskie Point

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni / 1970 / USA / IMDb

Date: 05-1970 / Rated: AO / Length: 9994 feet / Time: 111:03 / Censored by 01:10 / Reason: indecency

 

Censorship 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
Antonioni’s ZABRISKIE POINT, from which was cut one minute and 25 seconds (or 104 feet). The cut scenes showed Mark Frechette and Daria Halpin making love. Shot in a misty slow motion and showing fellatio and cunnilingus, the scene was not at all objectionable by any criterion known to me. It was, to some, quite tasteful.


 

 

 

 

Zachariah

Directed by George Englund / 1971 / USA / IMDb

Date: 05-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 8175 feet / Time: 90:50 / Censored by 00:07 / Reason: indecent language

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Zachariah (1971) - Australian Daybill Poster


 

 

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