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.



In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no corrida) (Umbrella)

Technically this is an uncut version of the film, however the print has been modified in the form of a brief digital zoom (optical reframing). This zoom lasts for eight seconds and occurs at 55:04 during a scene with a young boy and girl playing naked. The offending eight seconds has an adult woman pulling on the young boys penis as a form of punishment. Although the scene remains intact, the frame has been zoomed to obscure the act from the audience. For more censorship information on the film go to http://www.refused-classification.com/Films_intherealmofthesenses.htm