Interestingly, head of moderation Sheamus Smith isn’t usually open about stating the reasons behind the office’s ban, but he did make an exception in this particular case. The UK and neighboring Ireland are still reeling from the mass shooting at Scotland’s Dunblane primary school, which took place earlier that year in March and pushes for the passage of stricter gun laws. Additionally, Australia saw a mass shooting in Tasmania’s historic Port Arthur colony in April, which similarly resulted in raised firearms restrictions. A few months later, tensions were still high, and Smith felt it was “irresponsible” to release such excessive violence as “From Dusk Till Dawn” in the aftermath of these tragedies. He explained the decision Irish Times:
“Someone has to say “stop” this extraordinary scene of violence on screen. I admire Harvey Keitel and Quentin Tarantino, and I am not saying that everyone in Ireland will be affected by this film. But even if one was affected, I wouldn’t ‘I don’t want it on my conscience.”
Around the turn of the millennium, the Office of Film Censorship overturned several decisions and eventually released a list of previously banned films, including “A Clockwork Orange” and “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”, both of which adopted in 1999. The word “Dusk Till Dawn” took a little longer to appear on Irish screens, but the bloody vampire duel from Tarantino and Rodriguez finally made its way to 2004 in form. home video release.
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