Banned In: Sweden
Ironic this, given the Swedes are currently wowing world cinema with their own vampire shocker Let The Right One In.
Waaaay back in 1766, Sweden became the first country to introduce a constitutional law where censorship was abolished.
That changed when they outlawed German bloodsucking horror Nosferatu for “high-impact scary violence and cruelty”.
Once banned, it stayed banned for an astonishing 50 years, until finally being ushered out of the darkness in 1972.
Banned In: Iran
Grabbing an Orange Mocha Frappuccino before dousing your really, really, really good-looking homies in petrol and killing them in a ball of fire...
For the Iranian authorities, that's “provoking gay rights”.
In the strict Islamic country, any film depicting homosexuality - or even vaguely touching on the subversive notion that some people might be gay - is banned inside-out.
Zack Synder’s 300, in which the ancient Persians are portrayed as slavering, inhuman monsters while the Spartans are wildly homoerotic, ultra-ripped fighting dudes is double-banned.