R-Rated Films in Australia are Now Treated Same as Porn; Advertising R-Rated Films Now Illegal

from www.worstpreviews.com – South Australia is taking censorship to a new level by enforcing a law that requires all R-rated films to be separated from movies with a lower rating. This law also makes advertising R-rated films illegal.

Here are some things movie studios now need to consider:

* All R-rated films will be in a separate area (possibly along with porn) and must be clearly marked with the following statement: “R 18+ FILMS AREA — THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED THAT MATERIAL DISPLAYED IN THIS AREA MAY CAUSE OFFENCE.”

* In order for an R-rated movie to be displayed next to lower-rated films at a video store, the DVD/Blu-ray cover must not have anything on it besides the title in a small font and the warning that this film may cause offence.

* Regarding advertising… Studios can no longer show trailers for R-rated films or display promotional materials (posters and other printed material) of any kind.

So if you live in South Australia and can’t find “The Hangover” at your local video store, check the porn section, because it’s there now.

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