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.



Idiots, The (Idioterne)

    The US version of this apparently has black bars covering all shots of male genitals and penetration during the orgy scene. Other information I have is that it is banned, although surely that only apples to certain states. Just about anything goes in California.

    The Australian cinema release apparently did not go quite so far, although there are about two seconds of sexual penetration footage during the orgy scene that were removed to avoid an X rating.

    From what I can tell, this version is uncut as there is definitely penetration footage in the orgy scene, although it is hard to tell whether other penetration scenes may have been cut or not. The running time is 109:32. If someone has a longer version in PAL format, please let me know.