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    Default Dermot Ahern's new censor bans 32 year old film

    The Minister for Blasphemy has continued his crusade to return the country to the 1950s by appointing someone similarly authoritarian as the film censor.

    Ger Conolloy (who previously worked in marketing - an industry hardly renowned for its positive influence on society) has banned you from watching the re-release of some obscure 1970s torture porn film called I Spit on Your Grave.

    The Press Association: 1978 horror film banned by censors

    That we even have a film censor's office in the 21st century is a bad enough joke, but when this nice little earner for accountants, ex county councillors, and friends of Fianna Fáil ministers (censors earn over €70k) moves from the arena of helping to guide parents to banning art, it becomes time to take action.

    I for one will now be watching I Spit on Your Grave. I don't want to watch it (it sounds genuinely awful), but when the government forbids me, as an adult, from watching a film, the only patriotic thing to do is to watch that film.

    IMDb.com | Day of the Woman (I Spit on Your Grave) (1978)
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    Another armchair patriot? You feel compelled to watch a movie of a woman gangraped? Make sure you tell your mother, sister (one can infer you have neither a girlfriend, wife or daughter) or any other female of your courageous act of principle. The censor's office earns its keep by keeping such outrages banned - it can lead to (moral) blindness of teenage boys and idiots using the flag as cover for their acts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Congalltee View Post
    Another armchair patriot? You feel compelled to watch a movie of a woman gangraped? Make sure you tell your mother, sister (one can infer you have neither a girlfriend, wife or daughter) or any other female of your courageous act of principle. The censor's office earns its keep by keeping such outrages banned - it can lead to (moral) blindness of teenage boys and idiots using the flag as cover for their acts.
    I'll be grand; the censor saw it, and he turned out OK
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    Agreed - paying someone 70K to officially ban something I could get if I wanted.

    No need for it - although I don't believe we live in a nanny state as such, this type of thing gets my goat. I'm over 18 and I'll choose whatever I want to watch.

    One poster mentioned gang rape above - well let me say, there are films that cover every single thing that happens in life, so why would gang rape be any different? Jodie Foster played a part in 'the accused'. Maybe this film is graphic, I don't honestly know. If it is graphic, is it any more graphic than what you would see on xhamster dot com or redtube dot com?

    Again, why both your back side banning it? It's like a token gesture or symbolic act. crazy!

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    Does sound like a dreadful movie, to be honest. I wonder what is the next movie to be banned? The Life of Brian?

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    Does anyone want to come over to my house later and watch "The Passion of St Tibulus".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugabe View Post
    Agreed - paying someone 70K to officially ban something I could get if I wanted.

    No need for it - although I don't believe we live in a nanny state as such, this type of thing gets my goat. I'm over 18 and I'll choose whatever I want to watch.

    One poster mentioned gang rape above - well let me say, there are films that cover every single thing that happens in life, so why would gang rape be any different? Jodie Foster played a part in 'the accused'. Maybe this film is graphic, I don't honestly know. If it is graphic, is it any more graphic than what you would see on xhamster dot com or redtube dot com?

    Again, why both your back side banning it? It's like a token gesture or symbolic act. crazy!
    I agree, stick an over 18 cert on it, the censors role should be exclusively to detemine age suitability, never to ban.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Doyle View Post
    I agree, stick an over 18 cert on it, the censors role should be exclusively to detemine age suitability, never to ban.
    +1 The power to ban anything should be removed from his office (or any office for that matter). The sole decision should simply be on the matter of age classification.

    Censorship is an insult to adults and is another example of how disgusting and infantilizing state paternalism can be.
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    Imagine the country if Dev2 actually became Taoiseach. Jaysus the man should be dressing like Jackie Healy Rae he's so 1950s. You'd think this was a Mary 'Opus Dei' Hanafin initiative.
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