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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 7. 1962.

Re-Editing and Resubmission

Re-Editing and Resubmission

In 1959, seven new feature films, one 16mm feature and two trailers were refused certificates of approval. No appeal was made in respect of four of the features, viz., Blood of Dracula, Motor Cycle Gang, The Party Crashers, and Karamoja. The film Blood of Dracula after substantial re-editing was re-submitted as Blood Is My Heritage, and after further cutting was approved for exhibition with an R:16 certificate. The 16mm feature, Karamoja had been refused a certificate previously in 35mm.

Appeals were lodged in respect of the other four of the rejected features. The Board upheld the Censor's rejections of I was a Teenage Werewolf, Tictaban and High School Confidential. The appeal in respect of the fourth, Naked Paradise, was allowed and the film approved with an (A) certificate after substantial cutting.

In another film, Cry Terror, the Censor issued a certificate restricting screenings to persons 16 and over, required certain cuts to be made and rejected the trailer. An appeal was lodged and the board upheld the Censor's decision in respect of the restricted certificate, rejected the trailer, but allowed fewer excisions than the Censor had required.

The trailer for the film Portland Expose was rejected and no appeal lodged. An appeal lodged in respect of Jet Pilot was withdrawn by the appellant. No appeals were received regarding publicity material rejected.