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.



Picnic at Hanging Rock (Blu-ray)

††† Itís interesting that the Australian censor re-classified the directorís cut of Picnic at Hanging Rock with a PG rating. Prior to this, the film held a G rating since its initial cinema release in 1975. Considering the directorís cut actually has scenes removed, it must be assumed The Office of Film and Literature Classification has made a long overdue correction. There are some themes in this film that could be confronting to young viewers, so the PG rating is accurate and appropriate.