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.



Highlander II: The Quickening

    The director did not have final cut of this film. The original footage was heavily censored to attain the desired M15+ theatrical rating, and this censored version is the version shown here on this DVD. (There were in fact two different theatrical versions. What we have here is the US theatrical version. The other is the UK theatrical version, which was slightly longer but essentially the same cut.) The censorship revolved around numerous acts of violence, such as, amongst others, the passengers on the speeding train sequence and the shooting of Connor and Ramirez in the car whilst breaking into the security complex. In addition, a sex scene was cut out completely. This sex scene was between the newly-reborn immortal Connor and Louise Marcus, having sex against a brick wall. In this theatrical cut, all you see is a lame kiss and then an immediate fade. The Region 1 Director's Cut (Renegade Version) reinstates all of the censored footage to show the film as was originally intended by the director.