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.



Battle for the Planet of the Apes

    As far as we have been able to ascertain, there are no censorship issues with this title.

    However there are a couple of excised sequences - which are also omitted from the R1 version - in which Kolp (Severn Darden) orders that if the mutants should lose their battle against the apes,  the Doomsday bomb, which will later vapourise the planet (Beneath The Planet Of The Apes) is to be activated. A follow-up scene has also been removed in which a lone survivor of the failed assault returns to the city and stops Kolp's order from being carried out. The scene exists, at least,  in the Japanese Laserdisc Box Set Edition.