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.

Carnal Violence (Torso/Corpi Presentano Tracce di Violenza Carnale, I)

    It appears we have a shortened version of the film. Considering that all other editions contain a language-specific subtitle stream to make up for the Italian-only scenes, our English-dubbed release does not (refer to my Region 1 vs Region 4 comparison).

    Also, it seems some gore has been trimmed in our release. I make this assumption based on the following:

    • A knife slicing deeply into a women’s chest is only glimpsed before a clumsy cutaway (9:33).

    • When Gianni’s head is about to be crushed by a car, neither the gory impact nor the aftermath is shown (35:25). Interestingly, his bloody body is printed as a still on the back cover of our DVD.

    • An arm being sawn off is only briefly seen before a sharp edit to the next scene (61:45).

    • One reviewer critiquing the Region 1 Anchor Bay version remarked on the presence of a couple of hard-core images. These are certainly not contained in our Region 4 release.

    If anyone can confirm or refute any of the above information, I’d be very appreciative.