This is a complete list of all movies banned in Germany for "dissemination of depictions of violence".
Last Update: 2018/08/05
Missing on Trakt:
- Facez of Death 2000 (1996)
- Facez of Death 2000: Part Four (2000)
- Facez of Death 2000: Part Five (2002)
- Facez of Death 2000: Part Seven (2005)
- Submissive Geishas (?)
- The Amazing Shocking Asia (1998)
- Zindan (1975)
Movies not confiscated anymore:
- 01/2019: Dawn of The Dead (1978)
- 02/2018: Contraband (1980)
- 10/2017: The Last House on the Left (1972)
- 06/2017: Phantasm (1979)
- 01/2017: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)
- 08/2016: The Evil Dead (1981)
- 07/2016: Mark of the Devil (1970)
- 06/2016: Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
- 05/2016: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
- 01/2014: The Horde (2009)
- 10/2013: Battle Royale (2000)
- 01/2013: Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)
- 09/2011: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Prior to the establishment of UK state censorship implemented in the Video Recordings Act of 1984, censorship was in the realms of the courts and the Obscene Publications Act. This required the courts to apply the test of whether videos were likely to "deprave and corrupt" the viewer. The Director Of Public Prosecutions (DPP) maintained a list of those videos that were felt likely to be found obscene by the courts and hence worthwhile prosecuting.
Of course, the real drivers behind the moral panic were the UK press led by the ever obnoxious Daily Mail. Not to mention a few politicians who felt they could make a name for themselves.
Several versions of the video nasty list were published with videos added and removed over the period 1983-1985. 72 videos were listed at least for a while. Another couple of films can stake a claim via a shared name with listed films. 39 made it through to the end, and these became known as the DPP39s. These 39 titles became the most sought after collectibles.