Father’s Day Banned in Australia!!

No, not that Father’s Day.  The country of kangaroo’s, koala bears, and boomerangs has banned the very funny, modern-day grindhouse classic, FATHER’S DAY, by the Astron-6 team.  According to Fangoria:

Astron-6’s cult hit FATHER’S DAY has effectively been banned in Australia, according to a report from the Brisbane Times. The Australian Classification Board laid down the verdict on October 31st and gave the film the dreaded RC rating, essentially meaning the film has been refused classification and as a result, cannot be screened in theaters, or otherwise distributed, in the country.

In their assessment of the film, the Board determined that the film belonged in a category of pictures that “depict, express or otherwise deal with matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena in such a way that they offend against the standards of morality, decency and propriety generally accepted by reasonable adults to the extent that they should not be classified.” For those that aren’t up on things, FATHER’S DAY is possibly the most fun you will have at a movie that features a cannibal Dad-rapist. I’m guessing that’s the kind of thing the board frowns upon.

Other films which also hold the distinction of an RC rating include PINK FLAMINGOS, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974), CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, A SERBIAN FILM, THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE II and CALIGULA.  And I’m sure no one in Australia has ever seen any of these films (yes; that was sarcasm).  Maybe the Australian government hasn’t heard of this rather recent phenomena called, “The Internet”???  Ever hear of it.  From this magical place people … Australian people included … can download whatever film(s) they want and watch them.  It’s absolutely amazing!!  Such a classification makes the Australian government look completely foolish and like a bunch of puritanical nut jobs.

If you haven’t seen FATHER’S DAY (my review) get out there and see it now!!

Stay Bloody!!!

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4 Responses to Father’s Day Banned in Australia!!

  1. Teddy Hernandez says:

    TCM isn’t banned!! Cannibal Holocaust was, but was released uncut a few years back uncut on DVD. Human Centipede 2 was uncut for a few months, then RC’d (available now with some cuts, as is a chopped version of A Serbian Film).

    But yes, this does highlight the absurdity of censorship in the internet age!

  2. I thought TCM (74) “implied” a lot of gore, but really didn’t show it… I remember reading something about that. Plus, don’t MOST modern horror films feature “matters of sex, drug misuse or addiction, crime, cruelty, violence or revolting or abhorrent phenomena?”

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