PROSECUTED FILMS

Here is a list of the 39 films that were prosecuted in the UK courts. The list does not necessarily cover all of the information for the films, and is solely meant as a reference. If any information is incorrect or considered incomplete, please contact the webmaster and provide the correct information including a reliable source.

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A Bay Of Blood (1971) Original title: Reazione a Catena (Chain Reaction), also known as Twitch Of The Death Nerve, Blood Bath and simply Bay of Blood. Directed and written by: Mario Bava. Additional writers: Giuseppe Zaccariello and Filippo Ottoni. Starring: Claudine Auger (best known for her appearance as Domino in the James Bond movie: Thunderball), Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso – Originally refused a cinema certificate in 1972. Released with 43 seconds cut in 1994. Re-released uncut in 2010. Running time: 84 minutes. – This film is available on Blu-Ray from Arrow Films

Absurd (1981) Original title: Rosso Sangue (Blood Red), also known as Monster Hunter, Anthropophagus 2, and Horrible. Directed by: Joe D’Amato. Written by: George Eastman. Starring: George Eastman, Annie Belle, Charles Borromel. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released uncut in 2017. Running time: 96 minutes. – This film is available on Blu-Ray from 88 Films

Anthropophagous (1980) Original title: Antropophagus, also known as Anthropophagous: The Beast, Antropofago, The Grim Reaper, Man Beast, Man-Eater, and The Savage Island. Directed by: Joe D’Amato. Written by: George Eastman, Joe D’Amato. Staring: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi. – Released with approximately 8 minutes of pre-edits as The Grim Reaper in 2002. Complete version passed uncut in June 2015. Running time: 90 minutes. – This film available on Blu-Ray from 88 Films

Axe (1974) Also known as Lisa, Lisa and California Axe Massacre. Directed and written by: Frederick R. Friedel. Starring: Leslie Lee, Jack Canon, Ray Green. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 19 seconds cut in 1999. Released uncut in 2005. Running time: 65 minutes.

Blood Feast (1963) Directed by: Herschell Gordon Lewis. Written by: Allison Louise Downe. Starring: William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason (Playboy playmate, June 1963). – Released with 23 seconds cut in 2001. Re-released uncut in 2005. Running time: 67 minutes. This film available as duel-format from Arrow Films

Bloody Moon (1981) Original title: Die Säge des Todes (The Saw Of Death). Directed by: Jesús Franco. Written by: Erich Tomek. Starring: Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger, Nadja Gerganoff. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 1 minute, 20 seconds cut in 1993. Released uncut November 2008. Running Time: 90 minutes.

The Beast In Heat (1977) Original title: La Bestia in Calore, also known as SS Hell Camp. Directed and written by: Luigi Batzella. Additionally written by: Lorenzo Artale. Starring: Macha Magall, Gino Turini, Edilio Kim. – No UK re-release. Running time: 86 minutes.

The Burning (1981) Directed and written by: Tony Maylam. Additionally written by: Harvey Weinstein, Brad Grey, Peter Lawrence, and Bob Weinstein. Starring: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 19 seconds cut in 1992. Re-released uncut in 2001. Time running: 91 minutes. – This film is available duel-format from Arrow Films

Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) Original title: Apocalypse Domani (Apocalypse Tomorrow), also known as Invasion Of The Flesh Hunters. Directed and written by: Antonio Margheriti. Additionally written by: Antonio Margheriti and Dardano Sacchetti. Starring: John Saxon (also known for Nightmare On Elm Street, Enter The Dragon, and another Video Nasty: Tenebrae), Elizabeth Turner, Giovanni Lombardo Radice. – Released with 2 seconds cut due to animal cruelty in 2005. Running time: 96 minutes.

Cannibal Ferox (1981) Also known as Make Them Die Slowly. Directed and written by: Umberto Lenzi. Starring: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei. – Released with approximately 6 minutes of pre-cuts plus an additional 6 seconds cut to a scene due to animal cruelty in 2000. Running time: 93 minutes.

Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Directed by: Ruggero Deodato. Written by: Gianfranco Clerici. Starring: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen. – Released in 2001 with 5 minutes, 44 seconds cut to remove due to animal cruelty and rape scenes. Re-released with 15 seconds cut due to one animal cruelty scene in 2011. Running time: 95 minutes.

The Cannibal Man (1972) Original title: La Semana del Asesino (Killer Week). Directed and written by: Eloy de la Iglesia. Additionally written by: Antonio Fos. Starring: Vicente Parra, Emma Cohen, Eusebio Poncela. – Released with 3 seconds cut in 1993. Running time: 108 minutes.

Devil Hunter (1980) Original title: El Canibal (The Cannibal). Directed by: Jesús Franco. Written by: Julián Esteban. Starring: Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver, Antonio Mayans. – Released uncut in November 2008. Running time: 102 minutes.

Don’t Go In The Woods (1981) Directed by: James Bryan. Written by: Garth Eliassen. Starring: Nick Cleland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden. – Released uncut in 2007 with a 15 rating. Running time: 82 minutes. – This film available on Blu-Ray from 88 Films

The Driller Killer (1979) Directed by: Abel Ferrara. Written by: Nicholas St. John. Starring: Abel Ferrara, Carolyn Marz, Baybi Day. – Released with 54 seconds of pre-cuts in 1999. Re-released uncut in 2002. Now considered to be in public domain. Running time: 96 minutes. – This film is available, duel format, from Arrow Films

Evilspeak (1981) Directed and written by: Eric Weston. Additionally written by: Joseph Garofalo. Starring: Clint Howard (Yes, the Clint Howard, Ron Howard’s brother), R.G. Armstrong, Joe Cortese. – Released with 3 minutes, 34 seconds cut in 1987. Re-released uncut in 2004. Running time: 97 minutes. – Available on Blu-Ray from 88 Films

Exposé (1976) Also known as House on Straw Hill, and Trauma. Directed and written by: James Kenelm Clarke. Starring: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 51 seconds cut in 1997. Running time: 82 minutes.

Faces Of Death (1978) Directed and written by: John Alan Schwartz. Starring: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton. – Released with 2 minutes, 19 seconds cut to animal cruelty in 2003. Running time: 105 minutes.

Fight For Your Life (1977) Directed by: Robert A. Endelson. Written by: Straw Weisman. Starring: Robert Judd, Catherine Peppers, William Sanderson (best known for the movie Blade Runner, and the television series True Blood and Newhart), Lela Small. – Originally refused a cinema certificate in 1981. No UK re-release. Running time: 82 minutes.

Flesh For Frankenstein (1973) Also known as Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. Directed and written by: Paul Morrissey. Additionally directed by: Antonio Margheriti. Stars: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Dalila Di Lazzaro. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 56 seconds cut in 1996. Released uncut in 2006. Running time: 95 minutes.

Forest Of Fear (1980) Also known as Toxic Zombies and Bloodeaters. Directed and written by: Charles McCrann. Starring: Charles McCrann, Beverly Shapiro, Dennis Helfend. – No UK re-release. Running time: 89 minutes.

The Ghastly Ones (1968) Also known as Blood Rites. Directed and written by: Andy Milligan. Additionally written by: Hal Sherwood. Starring: Veronica Radburn, Maggie Rogers, Hal Borske. – No UK re-release. Running time: 81 minutes.

The Gestapo’s Last Orgy (1977) Original title: L’ultima orgia del III Reich (Last Orgy Of The Third Reich) and Caligula Reincarnated As Hitler. Directed and written by: Cesare Canevari. Additionally written by: Antonio Lucarella . Starring: Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi, Maristella Greco. – No UK re-release. Running time: 81 minutes.

The House By The Cemetery (1981) Original title: Quella villa accanto al cimitero (That Villa Next To The Cemetery). Directed and written by: Lucio Fulci. Additionally written by: Elisa Briganti. Starring: Catriona MacColl, Paolo Malco, Ania Pieroni. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with over 4 minutes cut in 1988. Re-released with 33 seconds cut in 2001. Released uncut in 2009. Running time: 81 minutes.

House On The Edge Of The Park (1980) Original title: La casa sperduta nel parco (The house lost in the park). Directed by: Ruggero Deodato. Written by: Gianfranco Clerici and Vincenzo Mannino. Starring: David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo. – Originally refused a cinema certificate in 1981. Released with 11 minutes, 43 seconds cut in 2002. Re-released with 42 seconds cut in 2011. Running time: 91 minutes.

I Spit On Your Grave (1978) Also known as: Day of the Woman. Directed and written by: Meir Zarchi. Starring: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace. – Released with 7 minutes, 2 seconds cut in 2001. Re-released in a longer re-edited format in 2003 which reframed the rape scenes but was cut by 43 seconds to the second rape scene by the BBFC. The original print was released again with 3 minutes cut in 2010. Running Time: 101 minutes.

Island Of Death (1976) Original title: Ta Pedía Tou Diavólou (The Fields Of The Devil), also known as Devils in Mykonos and A Craving For Lust. Directed and written by: Nico Mastorakis. Starring: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Refused a video certificate in 1987 under the title: Psychic Killer II. Re-released with 4 minutes, 9 seconds cut in 2002. Released uncut September 2010. Running time: 108 minutes.

The Last House On The Left (1972) Directed and written by: Wes Craven (his first legit motion picture). Starring: Sandra Peabody, Lucy Grantham, David Hess. – Originally refused a cinema certificate in 1974 and again in 2000. Also refused a video certificate in 2001. Passed with 31 seconds cut in 2002. Released uncut on 17 March 2008. Running time: 91 minutes.

Love Camp 7 (1969) Directed by: Lee Frost. Written by: Bob Cresse. Starring: Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams. – Refused a video certificate in 2002. Running time: 96 minutes.

Madhouse (1981) Also known as: There Was a Little Girl. Directed and written by: Ovidio G. Assonitis. Additionally written by: Stephen Blakely. Starring: Trish Everly, Michael MacRae, Dennis Robertson.– Released uncut in 2004. Running time: 92 minutes.

Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Directed and written by: Jack Weis. Starring: Curt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo. – No UK re-release. Running time: 97 minutes.

Nightmares In A Damaged Brain (1981) Also known as: Nightmare. Directed and written by: Romano Scavolini. Starring: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with approximately 3 minutes of pre-edits in 2005. Re-released uncut in November 2015. Running time: 97 minutes. – Available on Blu-Ray from 88 Films

Night Of The Bloody Apes (1969) Original title: La Horripilante Bestia Humana (The Horrifying Human Beast). Directed and written by: René Cardona. Additionally written by: René Cardona Jr. Starring: José Elías Moreno, Carlos López Moctezuma, Armando Silvestre. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with approximately 3 minutes of pre-cuts in 1999. Re-released uncut in 2002. Running time: 83 minutes.

Night Of The Demon (1980) Directed by: James C. Wasson. Written by: Jim L. Ball, Mike Williams. Starring: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins. – Released with 1 minute, 41 seconds cut in 1994. Running time: 92 minutes.

Snuff (1975) Originally a film called: The Slaughter (1971). Directed and written by: Michael Findlay. Additionally directed by: Horacio Fredriksson, Simon Nuchtern. Starring: Margarita Amuchástegui, Tina Austin, Ana Carro (Snuff). Starring: Mirtha Massa, Clao Villanueva, Xanthe Ellis (The Slaughter). – Passed uncut in 2003 but no UK release to date. Running time: 80 minutes.

SS Experiment Camp (1976) Original title: Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur, also known as SS Experiment Love Camp. Directed and written by: Sergio Garrone. Additionally written by: Sergio Chius. Starring: Mircha Carven, Paola Corazzi, Giorgio Cerioni.  – Released uncut in 2005. Running time: 94 minutes. – Available on Blu-Ray from 88 Films

Tenebrae (1982) Original title: Tenebre, also known as Unsane. Directed and written by: Dario Argento. Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo and John Saxon (best known for Nightmare On Elm Street, Enter The Dragon, and another Video Nasty: Cannibal Apocalypse). – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 5 seconds cut in 1999. Re-released uncut in 2003. Running time: 101 minutes.

The Werewolf And The Yeti (1975) Original title: La Maldicion de la Bestia (The Curse Of The Beast), also known as Night of the Howling Beast. Directed by: Miguel Iglesias. Written by: Paul Naschy. Starring: Paul Naschy, Mercedes Molina, Silvia Solar. – No UK re-release. Running time: 94 minutes.

Zombie Flesh Eaters (1979) Also known as: Zombie and Zombi 2. Directed by: Lucio Fulci. Written by: Elisa Briganti. Starring: Tisa Farrow, Ian McCulloch, Richard Johnson. – Originally passed with cuts for cinema. Released with 1 minute, 46 seconds cut in 1992. Re-released with 23 seconds cut in 1999. Released uncut in 2005. Running time: 91 minutes.

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