6 Bizarrely Specific Movie Moments UK Censors Banned

1. Turtles II Could Have Sparked A Rise In Sausage-Based Crime?

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As we've already touched on, the BBFC declared war on nunchucks and other ninja contraptions in the 1970s when Bruce Lee classic Enter the Dragon kung-fu kicked its way onto the scene.

Unlike guns, these weapons could be bought legally in the UK and clearly nobody was thinking of the children!

It was a dumb, overzealous decision that marred the release of one of the greatest martial arts films of all time, but the situation became downright laughable when the censors' stance forced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II to cut a sequence involving sausages almost two decades later.

There's a scene in the 1991 sequel where Michelangelo wields a string of sausages like nunchucks, and it had be cut because “any streetwise eight-year old” who saw it might confuse pork products with weapons.

The education system was clearly failing kids in the early '90s by neglecting to teach them the difference between bangers and ninja weaponry. Thank god the BBFC was on hand to protect the world from pork-related violence.

The ban on nunchucks... and sausage nunchucks was finally lifted in 1999.


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