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These are the 39 controversial films banned from sale in the UK by the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) under the Video Recordings Act of 1984. The films were banned in response to a right-wing media fury spearheaded by the campaigner Mary Whitehouse (1910-2001) who popularised Sunday Times journalist Peter Chippendale's phrase "Video Nasty" despite never having watched any of the films themselves.
In the years that followed, several of these movies were released either cut or uncut, whilst the others have either not been granted a certificate; or no distributor has since requested one.
Not included here are:
- films originally banned at the same time as the Video Nasties, but never prosecuted, such as [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+evil+dead/]The Evil Dead[/url].
- films often believed to have been part of the DPP 39, including [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/a+clockwork+orange/]A Clockwork Orange[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+exorcist/]The Exorcist[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/straw+dogs/]Straw Dogs[/url], [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ilsa+she+wolf+of+the+ss/]Ilsa She-Wolf of the SS[/url] and [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/the+texas+chain+saw+massacre/]The Texas Chain Saw Massacre[/url] - all of which were unavailable in the UK for other reasons.
The DPP 39 list is a matter of quintessential bad taste. In most cases, don't expect great movies, but check out what the fuss was all about!
See also the documentary [url=http://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/video+nasties+moral+panic+censorship+and+videotape/]Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)[/url].
These are the 40+ films that were made during the Nazi era period of Germany that remain banned in the country. The list was originally created by the Allies upon their control of post-war Germany. At that time, the list consisted of more than a thousand films. Although most of the films on the original list have been removed and are now available freely in the country, these films remain banned due to "propaganda, glorifying war or antisemitism." Control of these films are their status on the list is under the jurisdiction of the Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft (or FSK). These films can only be viewed during special academic screenings - which require very strict regulations. Along with Mein Kampf, the continued ban on these Nazi era relics results in a country that is merely hiding its past rather than understanding it.