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.



Maximum Overdrive

Stephen King was forced to make some changes to the film in order to avoid an X rating for violence. While the scenes excised may have been deemed excessive at the time, we've all seen as bad or worse since. That said, the scenes cut have not been reinstated and we have the original theatrical cut here. The scenes are reported to total about 13 seconds and include an extended look at the steamroller running over the kid in the baseball field, the bible salesman losing his face and it falling into his lap and more of the truck stop shoot-out scene.