Banned In: The United States of America
A con man called L Conrad Powers starts a bogus religion called the Church of Scientific Spiritualism to get rich quick.
The Church of Scientology didn't approve. Clocking writer/director Peter Alexander’s film as a not-so-thinly-veiled satire of their leader L Ron Hubbard, they slammed home a lawsuit that blocked The Profit’s release, making it one of just 16 movies currently banned in the US.
The film is rarely seen since its debut at Cannes in 2001, despite Alexander’s claims it’s nothing to do with Scientology.
Banned In: Finland
The great ape originally failed to cross to the Finnish line because he’s "one of the most violent movie stars in cinema history". They say. And they might have a point...
The original 1933 movie had numerous savage scenes that didn’t even make the US cut.
Kong chews and stomps on island natives, chows on a New Yorker escaping the theatre and throws a sleeping woman to her death when he mistakes her for Ann Darrow.
Worse of all, you could argue that Kong is a bit of a perv: just watch him peeling off Fay Wray’s clothes... Bad monkey!
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