- Salo or 120 Days of Sodom 1975
Inspired by 120 Days of Sodom written by the Marquis De Sade, this movie about four wealthy but corrupt fascist libertines found itself banned for content in a few countries. Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Iran all banned the title mostly citing graphic violence and nudity as the main reasons. 17 years after its release Australia and New Zealand finally lifted the ban but it wasn’t until 2000 that the U.K. finally passed this title uncut. The film follows The Duke, The Bishop, The Magistrate and The President whom have all agreed to marry one another’s daughters in their debauched retreat to celebrate the marriages. Taking guards and prisoners along with them, they proceed to find new ways every day to humiliate, degrade, and torture for their own sick pleasures. In one notable scene the Duke defecates on the floor and forces one of the females, he has had stripped, to eat it. Many atrocities befall those brought by the libertines, and death by various forms such as scalping, burning, and hanging take place. This is a movie long spoken of and not easily forgotten.