Kids is one of the better-known NC movies, and producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein had to create a special one-off company, Shining Excalibur Films, to release it their company Miramar forbid the release of NC movies. Here are 50 other films that challenged censors. The film is sleazy, grimy, and philosophically bleak, and Harvey Keitel delivers a bravura performance of a corrupt cop.
It is clear now that Godard and sexual liberation were never going to change the world. It only seemed that way, for a time. The people who really run things do not go much to the movies, or perhaps think much about sex.
They are driven by money and power. Condone first degree murder! Filth are my politics! Filth is my life! The depression you feel watching the film is also real and you might even like it. Shame A look inside the mind of a sex addict Michael Fassbender. Lust, Caution An Ang Lee erotic thriller.
The fully nude sex scenes took the Brokeback Mountain director hours to shoot, over 11 days on a closed set. These scenes wound up being cut for the Chinese release, and Lee felt the Chinese media scandalized the sexual content. Greenaway surrendered a rating, but several versions were edited for a home movie release. Always one to rise to the occasion, the filmmaker attempted to cut more sex in the picture before it hit theaters, but the studio demanded an immediate release.
Tokyo Decadence can hardly be called erotic. The movie is an adult film in the s meaning of that term, and has a good deal of sex and nudity, some of it gratuitous, although sometimes, as in this story, gratuitous sex is the most fun. What is the point of all of this? To absorb us, I think. The characters are freed by the very absurdity of the plot. They are not required to march lockstep toward a conclusion based on the diminishing number of alternatives left to them.
Even at the end of the film, they are drowning in alternatives. Jaeckin is known for starting the Emmanuelle series — a softcore classic that inspired a wave of copycat films from Italy. From Sound on Sight: While the cinematic tradition of presenting villains as suave, charming, attractive, and intelligent individuals is nothing new, Man Bites Dog was still in many way, ahead of its time.
He expounds on art, philosophy, poetry, music, nature, society, and life as he slaughters housewives, children, mailmen, pensioners, and other random bystanders he meets along the way. Every frame of this film is shot documentary-style in grainy black-and-white, and the pseudo-realism, complete with rough uneven editing and shaky hand-held camera work, gives a frightening air of legitimacy to the events that unfold.
As a critique of our crime-saturated media and violence-dominated lifestyle, Man Bites Dog is a truly compelling indictment. Just as The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales argued that the vulgate could be as poetic as Latin, Pasolini confirms that cinema is the aesthetic equal of literature, painting, and sculpture. The result is a liberal-art catalogue where a pupil of master painter Giotto played in The Decameron by Pasolini himself stands proudly alongside a Chaplin-esque tramp played in The Canterbury Tales by Ninetto Davoli.
This is why he would have been furious had he been alive to see studio Warner Bros. But an NC version did see a limited release in Happiness Todd Solondz probably threw a party when his film was rated NC, but he was forced to surrender the rating when the studio had difficulty advertising his interconnected tale of dark desires and familial trauma.
Requiem for a Dream Drug addiction, the Darren Aronofsky way. The Wild Bunch Yes, Virginia. Sam Peckinpah appealed the original rating of his ultraviolent epic western, winning the case.
Nymphomaniac Lars von Trier laughs in the face of your NC rating. He founded the first mainstream film company to produce hardcore porn, after all. The film was given an NC rating, but Von Trier opted to go unrated, like many of his graphic movies. They lost, and the film was released unrated. Read our recent interview with the director. The studio appealed the decision and won. The creep even slices off his own tongue. La grande bouffe Four friends venture to a remote villa where they gorge on sex and food, hoping to eat themselves to death.