Planet Terror banned in Germany

Infected People don’t get much lovin’ from the German film ratings board these days. The BPJS, the Germany regulatory body where the buck stops in terms of film ratings has decided to classify Robert Rodriguez‘ splatter extravaganza Planet Terror as a hazard to adolescents and is including it it it’s “Index” on List part A, to be officially announced September 30th. The ban means that the movie will no longer be allowed to be publicly advertised or displayed and can only be sold to adults, it is a ban similar to an X Rating, meaning an economic death knell for the movie. Planet Terror has been shown uncensored during it’s theatrical run in Germany and been released on DVD subsequently in both a censored and uncensored version. Retailers, including Amazon, are expected to remove the title from their lists shortly after the official announcement. German fans have a last chance of purchasing the DVD of Planet Terror as long as it is listed. It is yet unclear what this legal move means for the DVD/BluRay release of Grindhouse, which has already been postponed until January 2009. It is common for for similar/identical/related films to get banned automatically. Source:

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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