Scarface was one of the first but certainly far from the last American film to undergo release delays and intense censorship. Even in the United States, the film was embroiled in controversy 2 years before its release and the controversy continued long after the movie was in theaters, with participants claiming they were not fully aware of what they were getting into. Despite the hullabaloo, the film was the first horror movie nominated for an Academy Award, and was the highest grossing picture until the release of Jaws. South Park creators, writers, and directors Trey Parker and Matt Stone managed to cross cultural bounds and offend film censorship and review organizations around the world with this release. Salo, Days of Sodom Not for the faint of stomach Described as foul, not for the queasy, vile, disgusting, and brutally shocking, this film has caused even freedom-of-expression defenders to question its production. The treatment of sex in the movie has been criticized as offensive to the standards of morality and decency, much of the controversy stemming from the fact that the characters involved in the sexual activity were portrayed as minors. Je Vous Salue, Marie How would a pregnant virgin fare in the modern world? They, too, begin a relationship. Carnal Knowledge A reflection of the times In this groundbreaking work, Mike Nichols produced a movie that serves as both a reflection of the changing sexual mores of the 60s and 70s and a depiction of the complexity of friendships and sexual relationships that has stood the test of time. District 9 Social segregation as an alien concept Exploring themes ranging from racism and xenophobia to fear of state reliance on multinational corporations, District 9 manages to be both thought provoking and an entertaining and critically acclaimed sci-fi thriller. After making demanded changes and having the movie still held up by New York censors, producer Howard Hughes released a less altered version of the original, with the first ending. This version was screened only in states with more lax censors. Selected pages. The two start a passionate relationship, but tragedy strikes. The violence the movie features more than 30 deaths and perceived glorification of the gangster lifestyle led censors to demand cuts, rewrites, and even an alternate ending. Interpreted as an analogy of the condemnation of fascists or capitalists in World War 2 Italy, the film follows four fascist libertines who round up 18 teenagers and subject them to days of physical, mental and sexual torture.