Join us while we talk about one of the most influential and censored movies and why it should really be The Texas Sledgehammer Massacre.
1974 - Brazil - Banned for content
1974 - 1977 - France - Banned for its violent and sadistic content
1974 - 1978 - Germany - Banned in west Germany for extreme level of violence
1974 - 1984 - Australia - After several refusals to rate various cuts of the film, censors rated it "R" in 1984
1974 - 1996 - Finland - Banned for graphic violence
1974 - 1997 - Norway - Banned for high level of violence, although in 1997 was re released with 18 (adults only) rating
1974 - 1998 - Great Britain - Initially banned on the advice of British Board of Film Censors (BBFC) Secretary Stephen Murphy, and subsequently by his successor, James Ferman. In 1998, despite the BBFC ban, Camden London Borough Council granted the film a license.The following year the BBFC passed The Texas Chain Saw Massacre for release with an 18 certificate (indicating that it should not be seen or purchased by a person under 18), and it was broadcast a year later on Channel 4.
1974 - 2001 - Sweden - Banned for high violence, gore, and cruelty
1974 - 2004 - Singapore - Passed new ratings review with M18 in 2004 for violence
1976 - Canada, Ottawa - Two theaters were advised by local police to withdraw the film lest they face morality charges
1985 - 1999 - Iceland - Banned for high level of violence, although a censored version was released
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