Film Censorship Jan'60-Apr'70: W





Wind from the East

Directed by Groupe Dziga Vertov / 1970 / Italy – France - West Germany / IMDb

In this interview with Antony I. Ginnane, he reveals the words “full of shit up to your eyeballs” and “cocksuckers” were deleted as subtitles from the Australian theatrical version of WIND FROM THE EAST.

It needs to be confirmed when this was submitted.


Independent distribution: an interview with Tony Ginnane
Cinema Papers issue 1, January 1974

In 1971 Ginnane and [Brian Davies of the Grand Cinema] Davis established a distribution company called Studio Films and purchased Godard’s ‘WIND FROM THE EAST’ at a cost of $2,600. Through the distribution of this film they discovered the potential for making marginal profits from off-beat, limited audience films that major distributors and exhibitors would not handle.

CINEMA PAPERS: Do your exploitation films have censorship difficulties?

GINNANE: We have had very few problems. WIND FROM THE EAST is our only film that has been cut to date — the words “full of shit up to your eyeballs” and “cocksuckers” were deleted as subtitles. However that was before the ‘R’ certificate.





Woman in the Dunes

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara / 1964 / Japan / IMDb

Information provided by Shane Harrison from viewing of "Chipp's reel".
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Censored footage 01:59

Very discrete nude love scenes in the sand.


Resubmitted and passed uncut with an M (Mature themes, sexual violence and nudity) rating in March 2010.



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