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.



Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

    The original release of this movie in English-speaking countries was cut-down heavily (over an hour was removed), to 140 to 150 minutes - not for censorship reasons (unless one regards ALL cuts as censorship...), but because it was believed that audiences would not sit through the longer film. A longer cut (about 190 minutes) was released later, and this version is reported to have been released on DVD in Region 2. This disc contains, as far as we can ascertain, the complete film.