They’re the movies that changed the face of cinema. They’ve been banned around the world and have been the cause of arrests, court cases and protests. They’ve caused moral outrage and countless newspaper headlines. Now, over one controversial week, World Movies brings you the Films That Shocked The World – all for the first time on Australian television.
We’re presenting the movies that others have told you that you can’t or shouldn’t see. From the film that invented modern-day pornography, to the movie that the Australian Classification Board banned for being too ‚Äúgraphic‚Äù in 2004, this is the essential collection of controversial cinema.
The week begins with the horror film that sparked outrage in 2009, The Human Centipede, followed by Larry Clark’s shocking tale of youth without hope – Kids. Don’t miss the 1980 horror film Cannibal Holocaust, the infamous Deep Throat and finally the international scandal of Baise-Moi.
Monday 19 August 9.30pm
The Human Centipede (Netherlands, 2009) – Australian Television Premiere
When their car breaks down on a roadtrip through Germany, a group of tourists are kidnapped by a mad scientist. He begins to stitch them together, in order to create a “human centipede”.
Tuesday 20 August 9.30pm
Kids (USA, 1995) – Australian Television Premiere
From legendary director Larry Clark comes this unflinching look at the life of New York teens. An HIV-positive boy sets out to deflower as many virgins as he can in one day, while his last victim (Chlo√´ Sevigny) tries to stop him.
Wednesday 21 August 9.30pm
Cannibal Holocaust (Italy, 1980) – Australian Television Premiere
A group of four documentary filmmakers experience a bloody attack at the hands of a tribe of flesh-eating cannibals. This film was so graphic that the director and producer were arrested when it was released.
Thursday 22 August 9.30pm
Deep Throat (USA, 1972) – Australian Television Premiere
A young woman tries everything to cure her sexual frustration, until she discovers the key to her satisfaction is in her throat. “Deep Throat” stars Linda Lovelace, and became the most famous movie of its time.
Friday 23 August 9.30pm
Baise-moi (France, 2000) – Australian Television Premiere
After being raped and witnessing the death of a close friend, two women go on a revenge road-trip of sex and murder. Controversial for its real sex and violence, this film was banned in Australian cinemas.