Even though they have completed the production process with maximum effort, it turns out that several film titles were even blocked and refused to appear in theaters for several reasons.
Currently, there are many good films that have been and will be shown on the big screen. You must also have at least one favorite movie, right, gang?
In order for a film to appear in theaters, it must pass censorship. Otherwise, the film will be rejected.
In fact, there are several film titles that are banned from showing in various parts of the world. The reasons also vary, gang.
Films Refused to Show in Cinemas
Even though they have been produced with maximum effort, it turns out that some film titles have been refused to appear in theaters for several reasons.
Curious about which films are banned in the world and why? Check out the following reviews, gang!
1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Reportedly, the Italian film that aired in 1980 was the inspiration for the saddest film ever made in history, namely Cannibal Ferox in 1981.
This documentary features various sadistic scenes. For example, organs being cut off, humans being stabbed from the genitals to the mouth, and other sadistic scenes.
After its premiere, the film was charged with violence. In fact, it is rumored that a number of film crews were also killed during the shooting process.
Cannibal Holocaust, directed by Ruggero Deodato, has also been banned in more than 50 countries, including Italy itself.
2. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
The Italian film Cannibal Ferox is the film that won the title The Most Violent Film Ever Made.
This gruesome film tells the story of a drug dealer who flees into the woods after trouble in New York, United States.
Cannibal Ferox did not hesitate to show sadistic scenes such as cutting organs to eating human brains, gang.
The film was also criticized and banned in 31 countries. Although the UK finally screened this film after six months of its release date.
The screening of Cannibal Ferox in the UK, of course, has gone through the censorship stage, so this film has been censored for six minutes.
3. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Not because it's sadistic, this animated film created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker was banned because bring up elements of satirical comedy of freedom of speech and censorship.
Starting from a television series called South Park, this animated film harshly satirizes Disney with all its stories beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid.
This animated film also raises the political side, such as depicting Saddam Hussein as a homosexual demon to trigger a commotion between the United States and Canada.
Finally, the animated musical South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut was banned in 16 countries, including Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
4. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
This horror film that received the title of slasher film will make you vomit, gang. because, all work tools such as chainsaws are turned into murder weapons in this film.
In fact, almost everyone who has watched it agrees that this film manages to present a bloody terror without stopping.
The strange-faced killer character with his chainsaw has also become an icon for many crimes in the world, gangs.
As a result, there were at least 10 countries that refused the screening of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre when it was scheduled for 1974.
5. Fifty Shades of Gray (2015)
The film, directed by Sam Tylor-Jhonson and starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dorman, has invited criticism from various countries, gangs.
Even though it is based on a novel with the same title, this film actually raises the romantic side in a vulgar sexual scene that seems sadistic.
Of course, without thinking, the National Film Censorship Institute immediately banned this western film from showing in all Indonesian cinemas.
6. 2012 (2012)
This phenomenal film tells the story of an extraordinary natural disaster that not everyone can accept.
Reportedly, the film was banned in North Korea. The reason is that 2012 is the year to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung, the founding father of North Korea.
In addition, Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea at the time, had predicted that in 2012 his country would get a fortune.
Therefore, all issues that contradict the prediction will be thrown away, including this film.
In fact, the country's leader will imprison anyone caught buying pirated copies of the 2012 film.
7. Annihilation (2018)
This film tells the story of a biological scientist who enters a foreign territory named X. He also finds mysterious and surreal things that disturb common sense.
Annihilation was shown in theaters and received rave reviews as a good film, gang.
However, because it was considered too smart for ordinary people, this Sci-Fi film was refused to be shown in several countries, including Indonesia.
However, Paramount has taken the unusual step of selling Netflix the international release rights for the film Annihilation.
Several films that have appeared on the big screen have received positive responses to awards at international events.
However, there are also some films that are even refused to be shown in various countries for certain reasons.
Some of these reasons are indeed considered reasonable considering that some of the films that were banned from showing did contain negative elements.
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