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.

Witchfinder General

    The Australian VHS rental (Merlin) runs to 81:34 PAL and contains the cut British version. It does not feature the additional topless nudity shot for international markets. The following trims have been restored to the DVD release.    These shots were restored from what appears to be an analogue video source. IMDB says they were restored from a European laserdisc. Note that the DVD contains two versions: one showing additional topless nudity and the director's cut. Reeves shot two versions of the scenes in question to appease AIP. His preferred version does not contain the extra nudity. These DVD versions were not reclassified by the OFLC, although the film should receive an MA rating today.