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Obscen Publications Act query

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by PoochJD, Aug 28, 2001.

  1. PoochJD

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    Hi There,

    Having just purchased the wonderfully gory and hammily acted "Blood Feast", (Herschell Gordon Lewis), there is a tiny article on the DVD that states that 16 seconds were cut.

    On the BBFC webiste, however, it states that 23 seconds were cut, and these were all substitutions. Despite this, it says that the cuts were compulsory due to this movie being succesfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act, in 1994.

    My query is this: do any of you wondeful people know where I could:-

    a) get more information on the "Blood Feast" prosecution of 1994?, and<br />b) get a list of all succesful UK movie prosecutions, by whom the prosecutions were made (e.g. individuals or city councils, or whatnot), and what the movies were prosecuted for?

    I admit that this is a complex query, but it would make for interesting reading, and I would really appreciate it if anyone can offer me any leads.

    Cheers, <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    Pooch
     
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    From a House Of Commons Hansard written answers for February 1997:

    <br />Court proceedings data held centrally for offences under the Obscene Publications Act 1959 do not identify the type of medium used.

    The link is <a href="http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm199697/cmhansrd/vo970217/text/70217w02.htm" target="_blank">http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm199697/cmhansrd/vo970217/text/70217w02.htm</a> if you are interested.
     

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