Bizarre (1970) Poster


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A lifelong enemy of censorship Antony Balch was even less endeared to them when the British censors removed around 9 minutes from his first feature Secrets of Sex. It was shown in America initially intact as Bizarre (approx 90 minutes) then in a cut down R rated version called Tales of the Bizarre (approx 72 minutes).
For its original UK cinema release around 9 minutes of footage was removed by the BBFC. It was resubmitted later the same year (1970) when the age limit for X-rated films had been raised to 18 from the previous 16 and received less cuts, mainly to the 'mummy' commentary and the torture photography scene. A heavily condensed version (running barely 30 mins) was released in 1977 and the complete version was passed fully uncut for the Odeon DVD release in 2010.
Towards the end of his life Balch distributed in the UK what was known as 'Secrets of Sex/short version' which cut the film down to 30 minutes.
The British video released after Balch's death in 1980 is the full uncut version entitled Bizarre (on the Iver Film Services label).

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