Censuring The Censors


Rod W coordinates and maintains these entries. He also maintains The Chopping List, a comprehensive guide to movies which have been censored in Australia.



Treasure Island (1950) (Remastered)

    As indicated in the plot synopsis, the film was re-edited in 1975 in order to remove enough of the violence to retain a G rating for the theatrical re-release in the United States. Exact details of the edits are not known, although it is presumed to be some of the scene at the fort where men were seen being slashed by swords. The original, uncut film was re-rated PG in 1992 and is the basis of the Region 1 DVD release. Based upon the running time of that release being 96 minutes, the PAL running time would be around 92 minutes - which is about what this Region 4 DVD runs. It therefore appears that what we have here is indeed the original uncut film, as stated on the cover slick.