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The Gomorrahizer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:16 am  Reply with quote



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Morituris is scheduled to be screened at this year's Morbido Film Fest in Patzcuaro, Mexico on Saturday November 17th (technically, Sunday November 18th) at 2:00 a.m..

Morituris is scheduled to be released by Njutafilms on DVD in Sweden on January 9th of next year (it was released on DVD in Finland last month).

Morituris has been banned theatrically in Italy!


YouTube: Morituris theatrical trailer (viewer discretion is advised)

Morituris official website (w/ theatrical trailer - viewer discretion is advised)

Morbido Film Fest: Morituris

Njutafilms: Morituris Swedish DVD

Ain't It Cool News: Morituris review

Twitch: Morituris review

Nocturno Cinema: "L'Italia non e' pronta per Morituris" (November 8, 2012)

InGenere Cinema: "RIFIUTATO il Visto Censura a MORITURIS di Raffaele Picchio" (November 10, 2012)


News source: Partial-Birth Sex (PBS)


Morituris: Banned theatrically in Italy...


...released on DVD in Finland...


...and coming soon on DVD in Sweden!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:48 pm  Reply with quote



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Linked to below are a few more articles on the Italian theatrical ban of Morituris; unfortunately, at present there doesn't appear to be any English-language articles online that even mention the ban.

CineClandestino: "La censura blocca 'Morituris'" (November 9, 2012)

WhipArt: "Non è un paese per Morituris" (November 9, 2012)

Cani Arrabbiati: "Morituris: l'Inquisizione è ancora viva" (November 10, 2012)

Taxi Drivers: "Morituris: Il NO dell'Ufficio Censura!" (November 11, 2012)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:08 am  Reply with quote



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I dug up an official source online which indicates that Morituris has been banned theatrically in Italy...

Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC):
Direzione Generale per il Cinema:
Film e revisione:
Database nulla osta film:
Morituris
http://www.cinema.beniculturali.it/filmNullaOsta.aspx?ID_Film=106667&IDMenu=52
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Nulla osta: 106667
Titolo: MORITURIS
Titolo originale:
Produzione: FINGERCHOP MOVIE PROD.
Richiedente: FINGERCHOP MOVIE PROD.
Metri: 78
Data nulla osta: 06/11/2012 14.10.00
Nazionalitá: italiana
Divieto: Respin
Qualifica:

[colons and red highlighting added]


Quoted below are the reasons cited by the Commissione di Revisione Cinematografica - a.k.a. Commissione per la Revisione Cinematografica - for having banned Morituris theatrically in Italy...

Nocturno Cinema:
"Hic sunt leones" (November 13, 2012)
http://www.nocturno.it/news/hic-sunt-leones
Quote:
Ed ecco che, il 6 novembre scorso, arriva la notizia della bocciatura da parte del Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali al film di Raffaele Picchio Morituris. Un horror indipendente e certo truculento, che unisce dinamiche ispirate a certa sexploitation anni ’70 a uno spunto fantastico davvero curioso e insolito. Se i tre degenerati protagonisti (e il loro mentore interpretato dall’ex pornoattore Francesco Malcom Truzzi) sono disegnati con un occhio alle belve del Circeo, e il crescendo con cui Picchio racconta la trappola costruita ai danni delle due povere ragazze romene (conosciute in discoteca e persuase ad accompagnare i tre a un fantomatico rave sulla Cassia) ha la spietatezza dei rape & revenge che i lettori nocturniani ben conoscono, l’entrata in scena di una piccola armata di gladiatori zombie dà il “la” agli effetti splatter di Sergio Stivaletti.

Ecco la sobria motivazione che accompagna il provvedimento di rigetto, firmata dal direttore amministrativo Dott. Gianpiero Tulelli: «la Commissione di revisione cinematografica, visionato il film […] esprime, all’unanimità, parere contrario al rilascio di nulla osta per la proiezione in pubblico per motivi di offesa al buon costume, intendendo gli atti di violenza e di perversione sulle donne, motivati dal gusto della sopraffazione e dall’ebbrezza della propria forza rafforzata dal consumo di alcool e droga. Inoltre i “giustizieri” si accaniscono sia sui ragazzi, rei di violenza e sadismo, sia sulle ragazze vittime dei loro carnefici. Infine, negli atti di perversa violenza viene impiegato un topolino come un oggetto sessuale. Pertanto la Commissione ritiene la pellicola un saggio di perversività e sadismo gratuiti».


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:23 am  Reply with quote



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Today, an English-language movie news website finally reported on the banning of Morituris theatrically in Italy...

Bloody Disgusting:
"Mean-Spirited 'Morituris' Gets Banned In Italy" (November 14, 2012)
http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3203378/mean-spirited-morituris-gets-banned-in-italy/#more-3203378
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Raffaele Picchio's Italian horror film Morituris - which I gave negative skulls out of the 2011 Fantasia Film Festival, due to its mean-spirited nature - was supposed to be released in Italy in November in a small self distribution (with the short film "Versipellis" by Donatello della Pepa opening). Says a press release, this will never happen because il Ministero dei Beni Culturali, organ of censorship in Italy, decided to stop the film and to ban Morituris from Italian theatres. Last time it happened was with Toto' che visse due volte, directed by Daniele Cipri' and Franco Maresco in '98.

The letter with the banning motivations accuse the films to be a "gratuity essay of perversion and sadism," and "the commission unanimously sentence contrariety to allowing for public projection because of offence to good morals, intending acts of violence and perversion against women, motivated by enjoying of overcoming and thrill of self strength, empowered by consume of alcohol and drugs. The avengers find revenge against both boys, guilty of violence, and girls, victims of violence. At last, in acts of extreme perversion, a little mouse is used as a sex tool."

Morituris, being shown in the main genre festivals in the world, will be released soon in foreign countries but not in Italy.


Morituris is scheduled to be released on sale DVD in Japan on December 5th, under the title "Debiruzu reipu" (romanization); it's scheduled to be released in a 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo in France on February 18th of next year, under the title "Morituris: Legions of the Dead".

Amazon Japan: Morituris Japanese sale DVD

CD Japan: Morituris Japanese sale DVD

HMV Japan: Morituris Japanese sale DVD

Albatros: Morituris Japanese sale DVD

Amazon.fr: Morituris French 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo

Njutafilms: Morituris Swedish DVD

Morbido Film Fest: Morituris

Boll World Sales: Morituris (w/ theatrical trailer - viewer discretion is advised)

Direzione Generale per il Cinema: Morituris
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 4:20 pm  Reply with quote



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Fangoria.com:
"Italian gorefest 'MORITURIS' coming to the U.S." (May 7, 2013)
http://www.fangoria.com/new/italian-gorefest-morituris-coming-to-the-u-s/
Quote:
Fans of spaghetti splatter will be glad to hear the gladiator horror film MORITURIS is making its way over from Italy to Stateside disc release. Fango got the exclusive; read on for the news.

We heard from Synapse Films that the company has acquired MORITURIS and plans to issue it later this year; details are still being ironed out.


BTW, if you haven't already done so, be sure to watch the teaser trailers for Shion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui).

YouTube: Morituris theatrical trailer (viewer discretion is advised)

Morituris official website (w/ theatrical trailer - viewer discretion is advised)

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YouTube: Why Don't You Play in Hell? teaser trailer #2

YouTube: Why Don't You Play in Hell? teaser trailer #1

Why Don't You Play in Hell? official website
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