Britain was often given stick for having the strictest film censorship in the Western World, but Ireland was pretty slapdash with their censor cutting scissors too. Tons of movies were heavily cut for cinema release or video release or else the film classification age was put ridiculously high. To see unexpurgated or banned films, one had to be a member of a private cinema club.
The tide turned in the mid 1990s with the increased liberalisation of Irish society. Nowadays, there is little in the way of film classification and films are rarely cut.
In the run up to St Patrick’s day, it is time to take a nostalgic look back to the dark old days of Irish film censorship and the films that got the censors in a twist.
10. Meet the Feebles (1989)
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