Unidentified movies, cut and banned before the November 1971 liberalisation of the Australian censorship system.
The decade and country of production are an educated guess. Do not rely on either to help identify a title, as they may be incorrect.
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More unidentified films can be found on the corresponding pages in Film Censorship Database No. 1.
The Bad Women of Perra
aka E Dieftharmeni Tou Perran
Directed by Unknown / 19?? / Turkey / IMDb link required
Date: 10-1970 / Rated: SOA / Length: 8061 feet / Time: 89:34 / Censored by 00:06 / Reason: violence
Directed by Willi Haikl / 196?/7? / Country Unknown
BILLABONG is an eight-minute short film whose title indicates it could be Australian.
Mike Richards reports from April 1970 viewing as part of ‘Chipp’s reel’.
See database entry for THE BABYSITTER (1969) for background.
Our moral decline began shortly after Mr [Don] Chipp had concluded his opening remarks when the short film was shown. Titled BILLABONG and directed by Willi Haikl, it was an arty-crafty no dialogue stream of consciousness film of a youth masturbating. (This only dawned on me about two-thirds through the eight minute film when I pieced together the thematic cues.)
In the last minute, with the soundtrack building in volume and intensity, (accelerating locomotive, whistleblowing; music reaching a crescendo, and cymbals crashing), it was apparent that the youth was reaching orgasmic climax. Despite there being only two offending feet in the film — showing the youth’s penis ejaculating — the Department was proposing to ban it outright. Because the scene was so quick, our hosts conveniently projected two adjacent stills on the screen at the end. Both showed what we had barely seen and what was still difficult to discern — namely, on the left the youth’s penis in his hands, and on the right the penis ejaculating.– Dirty Pix
– Mike Richards
– Cinema Papers No. 2
Directed by Unknown / 19?? / Greece / IMDb link required
Date: 04-1971 / Rated: A / Length: 8821 feet / Time: 98:01 / Censored by 02:09 / Reason: violence
Naked to Hell
Directed by Unknown / 196? / West Germany / IMDb link required
Date: 09-1970 / Rated: SOA / Length: 8051 feet / Time: 89:27 / Censored by 02:01 / Reason: violence and indecency
The daybill lists the distributor as Chesterman International.
It appears to have played in North American under this title. An image available at theseamericans.com lists it as a 1969 release.