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    Euro cults on the BBC

    can anyone confirm whether these movies have ever been on bbc1 during mid-late 80s,

    suspira
    Revolver
    Keoma
    Django
    Cold eyes of fear
    The Boss
    Manhunt
    Your vice is a locked door
    live like a cop die like a man (watch this for the first time the other day and it seemed so familiar)

    I'm pretty sure these a whole bunch of other titles thats appeared but I cant remember cause I was only a kid at the time, so let us know if theres any other movies that you remember.
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    I'm pretty sure Keoma and Django were shown on BBC 2 at one stage.I think Alex Cox gave them a run on Moviedrome.Not sure about any of the other titles.
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    Yes, Django was definitely shown on Moviedrome around 91/92. I videoed it and watched it with Cox's introduction a number of times. No idea about the rest though.
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    KEOMA was shown on ITV (in about 1989), when they used to show European movies (mostly Spag Wests) in the early morning hours of a Monday. It was the first time I saw the movie. I seemto think COLD EYES OF FEAR turned up on a Monday night too, but I could be wrong.

    DJANGO was shown on MovieDrome in about 1991.

    I don't recall any of the other movies being shown on UK television, though I could be wrong.

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    Cold Eyes of Fear is shown about once a week on one of the UK 'Zone' statellite(spelling??) channels and i've seen loads of Rolllin flicks,Nude for Satan and Reincarnation of Isabel on Zone Horror.ITV 3 or 4 ,not sure which one,had a spaghetti western season a few months showing Django Kill,Wanted,some Hill and Spencer and a few others and i remember seeing The Mercenary a good 10 years ago on BBC 2.Also anyone remember a few years when CH4 showed Killer Nun and Zombie as part of a banned season.Anyone remember what else they showed?
    Sorry if my listings are more recent,i think the man to tell you about the early Euro tv showings is Francis Brewster who keeps a record of these things.
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    Re: Euro cults on the BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael D.
    can anyone confirm whether these movies have ever been on bbc1 during mid-late 80s,
    live like a cop die like a man (watch this for the first time the other day and it seemed so familiar)
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    Live Like a Cop did have a UK cinema release back in the day under that title,then it appeared uncut on video around 81/82 as The Terminators.I'd be very surprised if this was ever shown on tv though,maybe you saw the video version.

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    Re: Euro cults on the BBC

    Suspiria has been shown on Channel 4 at least once, Film Four have shown a few other Argento films too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen grimes
    Cold Eyes of Fear is shown about once a week on one of the UK 'Zone' statellite(spelling??) channels and i've seen loads of Rolllin flicks,Nude for Satan and Reincarnation of Isabel on Zone Horror.ITV 3 or 4 ,not sure which one,had a spaghetti western season a few months showing Django Kill,Wanted,some Hill and Spencer and a few others and i remember seeing The Mercenary a good 10 years ago on BBC 2.Also anyone remember a few years when CH4 showed Killer Nun and Zombie as part of a banned season.Anyone remember what else they showed?
    I recorded that screening of THE MERCENARY onto VHS, Stephen. I had it for years.

    I remember the Channel 4 'Banned' season. IIRC they also showed a new composite edit of CALIGULA (the 150min edit minus the hardcore shots, which they claimed were all shot by Guccione--but IIRC Brass shot a few of them, and Guccione shot some additional h/c inserts), SALON KITTY (identical to the Redemption VHS) and EVIL DEAD 2. That was in about 1997.

    The BBC had a better weekender once: in about 1994/1995, they had a 'Forbidden' season and showed THE DEVILS and THE NIGHT PORTER, among some other movies. The movies were interspersed with documentaries.

    I've got a few of the documentaries from both Channel 4's 'Banned' season and the BBC's 'Forbidden' weekend on VHS...

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    Re: Euro cults on the BBC

    Quote Originally Posted by stephen grimes
    Live Like a Cop did have a UK cinema release back in the day under that title,then it appeared uncut on video around 81/82 as The Terminators.I'd be very surprised if this was ever shown on tv though,maybe you saw the video version.
    Here's the UK quad poster for 'Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man' from it's UK cinema release in 1976. Passed as an X certificate, with cuts made! I think I may send them an email to ask what they cut...

    Live Like a Cop... BBFC X rating



    And the Pre-Cert VHS cover under the title 'The Terminators'



    It's never been shown on UK TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A J Lewis
    I recorded that screening of THE MERCENARY onto VHS, Stephen. I had it for years.

    I remember the Channel 4 'Banned' season. IIRC they also showed a new composite edit of CALIGULA (the 150min edit minus the hardcore shots, which they claimed were all shot by Guccione--but IIRC Brass shot a few of them, and Guccione shot some additional h/c inserts), SALON KITTY (identical to the Redemption VHS) and EVIL DEAD 2. That was in about 1997.

    The BBC had a better weekender once: in about 1994/1995, they had a 'Forbidden' season and showed THE DEVILS and THE NIGHT PORTER, among some other movies. The movies were interspersed with documentaries.

    I've got a few of the documentaries from both Channel 4's 'Banned' season and the BBC's 'Forbidden' weekend on VHS...

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    Thanks Paul.Yeah i remember the Caligula and Salon Kitty screenings.
    Ch4 has also been showing a few docs about banned movies lately and i seem to remember one from about 5 years ago(it was on in the background while i had guests so i wasn't taking as much notice,trying to be the perfect host) where they showed the castration scene from Cannibal Ferox as well as scenes from Cannibal Holocaust and other Italian horrors,anyone here remember what this was called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A J Lewis
    I remember the Channel 4 'Banned' season... That was in about 1997.
    Not to split hairs, but that was definitely in 92 or 93. I videoed so much stuff during the Banned season. It marked the first time I saw Hal Ashby's wonderful The Last Detail, and the first time I heard of a film called The New York Ripper (they showed the nipple slicing scene in a documentary).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Smith
    Not to split hairs, but that was definitely in 92 or 93. I videoed so much stuff during the Banned season. It marked the first time I saw Hal Ashby's wonderful The Last Detail, and the first time I heard of a film called The New York Ripper (they showed the nipple slicing scene in a documentary).
    I could have sworn it was later in the decade than that, Graham; or maybe I'm getting it confused with the Beeb's 'Forbidden' weekend. I thought BBC2's Forbidden weekend was in the early 1990s, and Channel 4's Banned weekend was in the late 1990s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Redman
    Here's the UK quad poster for 'Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man' from it's UK cinema release in 1976. Passed as an X certificate, with cuts made! I think I may send them an email to ask what they cut...
    I may be wrong, Jonny; but I seem to remember reading that they cut portions from the opening sequence, showing the woman dragged by the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephen grimes
    Thanks Paul.Yeah i remember the Caligula and Salon Kitty screenings.
    Ch4 has also been showing a few docs about banned movies lately and i seem to remember one from about 5 years ago(it was on in the background while i had guests so i wasn't taking as much notice,trying to be the perfect host) where they showed the castration scene from Cannibal Ferox as well as scenes from Cannibal Holocaust and other Italian horrors,anyone here remember what this was called?
    Was it the FEAR, PANIC AND CENSORSHIP documentary, Stephen? The doc contains clips from LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET, THE BEYOND and others. It was made in about 2000, IIRC; I've got a copy on tape, and in the past I've used it in classes.

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    Yeah sounds about right Paul,if it has the John Morghan castration scene from Ferox then that's it and it was about 5 years ago.Thanks mate

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