Snuff Movies

Shakey

War Hero
I heard that the Government are passing a law making it illegal to watch a snuff movie.

I was watching this film on More4 last night about Vietnam, and this officer put a pistol to a Viet Cong's head and gave him the Good News.

He slumped to the ground and blood spurted out of the hole in his head for a few seconds.

Are they going to make serious documentaries illegal too? I do not condone snuff films and it's generally assumed that they're few and far between and a bit of an urban myth. But where are they going to draw the line?
 

imom1406

War Hero
it's a bit like banning the film of the vietnamese girl running away from a Napalm'd village on the grounds of encourageing paedophiles.
 

imom1406

War Hero
Lets just throw out the Magna Carta, and American Constitution and replace them with the Patriot Act and Anti Terrorist Acts!
 

Shakey

War Hero
There's obviously a difference between some sort of torture and rape film and a documentary, but what if it's a documentary about torture or rape. What about fetish stuff where they're all consenting adults? This Government are drunk with power IMHO.
 

imom1406

War Hero
Shakey said:
There's obviously a difference between some sort of torture and rape film and a documentary, but what if it's a documentary about torture or rape. What about fetish stuff where they're all consenting adults? This Government are drunk with power IMHO.


looks like Channel 4 will have to shut down!
 
Shakey said:
I heard that the Government are passing a law making it illegal to watch a snuff movie.

I was watching this film on More4 last night about Vietnam, and this officer put a pistol to a Viet Cong's head and gave him the Good News.

He slumped to the ground and blood spurted out of the hole in his head for a few seconds.

Are they going to make serious documentaries illegal too? I do not condone snuff films and it's generally assumed that they're few and far between and a bit of an urban myth. But where are they going to draw the line?

whats a snuff movie?...................no seriously
 
This is to do with Longhurst's campaign to get violent internet pornographic images outlawed following the murder of her daughter who was strangled. The perpetrator claimed in court that his obsession had been fuelled by strangulation fetish sites on the net. Of course people were strangled long before the internet came along, but this seems to be ignored! It has been claimed that there is a correlation between viewing the contents of these sites and acting out what is seen. This is highly contentious amongst criminologists. The argument seeking linkage is one often presented by feminist criminologists. What evidence there is is circumstantial. Certainly there is no hard evidence either way. This is not a good basis to make law.

The proposals, which have cross-Party support, will outlaw the possession of images of any kind which depict extreme images of violence which, in the words of Vernon Coaker...

source

"material featuring violence that is, or appears to be, life-threatening or is likely to result in serious and disabling injury"

[My italics].

Who decides? I understand that it will NOT include films that have been classified (thought this means of course that any films you buy abroad will be subject to the proposed law, if passed). The real mischief of course is both the chilling effect the law will have and its potential for misuse. Usually this sort of law is used to target the gay community, and that is what I expect will happen here. For example whilst gay SM practice has been legally pursued in the UK the same cannot be said of heterosexual pursuit of similar activities. What if a person obtains sexual arousal from watching (or participating in) contact sports that can at times be a bit on the rough side - could this be used in the future as a backdoor way of outlawing them - notably rugby or water polo for example?

It's like the infamous Dogs Act - knee jerk popularism which will have unintended consequences and harm community relations. It will put a lot of people on the Sex Offenders Registers who frankly ought not to be there - what consenting adults do to each other in private ought to be no business of the law - and will fill our jails even more.

The sentence for an offence will be up to 3 years for possession.
 
fishmiester said:
Can you get done for engaging in some serious S & M

Following R v Brown, yes. But they only prosecute gays, so heterosexual SM must be completely safe! All those inaccurate Hollywood Bligh films will now be banned - that's something positive! Tis a pity really as I've always like sausage and mash - but I suppose pictures of fried sausages might encourage some psychopath to start frying his victims and suffocating them in mashed potatoes! :lol: Talk about paranoid. What'll be banned next I wonder. I've got loads of black and white films of the RN. Perhaps watching them will turn me into a crazed, gun toting, hammock holding, semaphore flag wielding serial killer! :twisted: But no, of course, it will make me into an alcoholic - all that rum!

PS: enjoy these piccies whilst you still can...

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Watch this space!
 

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