Film bits and bobs

A Grotesque ruling from the BBFC

Piece originally published in Little White Lies On the 18th of August, 2009, the British Board of Film Classification (or BBFC) refused to grant a certificate to Koji Shiraishi’s Grotesque … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Season of the Banned

Piece originally published in 2011 by EmpireOnline (but since taken down – banned perhaps?) Patience, they say, is a virtue. On 6th June, 2011, the BBFC published its decision to … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Censoring the Centipede

Piece, first published by Little White Lies, on the BBFC’s decision to refuse certification to Tom Six’s The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence). Note that after the initial ban (and after … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

Video Nasties, Draconian Days and censorship’s living history

First published by Film Divider “How little historical memory we have! The next time there’s a panic, we won’t remember how stupid the last one was, and how people got … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 2 Comments


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