Italian Films of 1967

Italian movies made in 1967, cut and banned before the November 1971 liberalisation of the Australian censorship system.


An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth

aka Occhio Per Occhio, Dente Per Dente (Classification Board title)

Directed by Miguel Iglesias / 1967 / Italy – Spain / IMDb

In early 1970, AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH was rejected by the Film Censorship Board.

The following information comes from Mike Richards’s April 1970 viewing of ‘Chipp’s reel’. See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.

April 1974
Some of the film cuts were, of course, thoroughly forgettable pieces of cinema. One of the most repugnant cuts shown was from AN EYE FOR AN EYE, A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH. Italian, made in 1970 [sic] and imported to Australia for showing at Italian-language theatres only, the film had been banned outright for its “excessive brutality, sadism and obscenity”.

In the cut scene a demented sadist feather-painted his captive girl victim with liquid rat bait and then uncaged his rats to terrorise her. As he jabbers moronically the rats start running up the girl’s body biting at her flesh.

– Dirty Pix
– Mike Richards
– Cinema Papers No. 2

Post-November 1971 rating

See the separate entry for this title in Film Censorship Database No. 1.