I think the released movies in England and Germany are very hard monitored
by the "Censorship institutions" (BBFC in the UK and FSK for Germany).
A few years ago there where so many cuts in all type of movies. Most of all
violence and gore was censored. Back in the 80s movies where banned because
of the "violent" nature! Nudity and sexual content never was a big problem in Germany.
One of the best examples is Tobe Hoopers "Texas Chainsaw Massacre".
This movie is one of the best movies I have ever seen and it is exposed
in the Museum of Modern Arts as an artwork but still banned in Germany?!? (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/eek5.gif
Meanwhile the censorship istn't as bad as it was (movies like "The Hills have eyes"-Remake
are passing the classification uncut). So there is still hope left, that one day no more
censorship will occur on any movie, book or whatever.
What makes me often very confused is the disposal of censoring. True Lies was released
uncut in Germay and was rated comparable to BBFC 15, Steven Seagals "Above the Law"
f.e. was cut in Germany and was releasend uncut in the UK. (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/chin.gif
Thinking about this gives me a headache... (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/cussing.gif
Bye for now and f (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/SHOCKED.gif
) k censorship! (IMG:http://www.hirescovers.net/forum/style_emoticons/default/8824.gif
if anybody is interested, here is a very good german "censorship-site".
the site is in german but the pictures show everything interesting...http://www.schnittberichte.com/