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Banned! 5 Films The British Censors Don’t Want You To See

3 November 2013 5:58 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The BBFC have undergone a period of liberalisation recently and infamous banned works that we thought we would never see distributed on these shores have arrived shiny new in their DVD cases. I had a shock to see SS Experiment Camp proudly on display in my local DVD retailers. Yes, we can finally watch some big name censor baiting treats such as Killer Nun and Night Train Murders (courtesy of our friends at Shameless Screen Entertainment).

However, censorship is still in place, and recently the BBFC has had to deal with a slew of torture based films in which torture is a major plot device or theme in the film. Such titles as both the Hostel and Saw franchises fall into this group. But both of these franchises, while offering the ghoulish appeal of torture, have the good grace to couch their films with both a plot and characterisation, thereby achieving grudging BBFC approval. »

- Clare Simpson

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Kevin Keller’s First Kiss, and a Eurovision Wrap-up

20 May 2013 2:00 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Birthday shoutouts go to Tony Goldwyn (above), who is 53, Jane Wiedlin is 55, Ted Allen is 48, and Mindy Cohn is 47. In ratings news, The Billboard Music Awards had its biggest ratings in ten years, and Celebrity Apprentice was down over 30% from last season’s finale. Can Marc Carson’s murder have as much impact as Matthew Shepard‘s? Congrats to Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer, who have welcomed twins. Jesse Tyler Ferguson has a message for his old high school.

A waiting game in Illinois.

Keep ‘em coming, Bryan! I want to see Colossus next.

Love. This.

Kevin Keller is getting his first kiss, and you can thank One Million Moms! Bwa-Ha-Ha!

Eurovision wrapped up over the weekend, and the winner was Denmark, with “Only Teardrops,” by Emmelie De Forest. It was a sweet and safe choice, and not want I want from Eurovision.

Now compare that with the Romanian entry, »

- snicks

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