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Deewaar

1975
Deewaar

India

Directed by Yash Chopra and starring Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, Deewaar draws obvious allegorical parallels with the politics of the Emergency period.
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Breaking With Old Ideas

1976
Breaking With Old Ideas

China

During the period of China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-76), feature film production all but ceased, with only 12 feature films made. One of those films was director Li Wenhua’s Breaking with Old Ideas (1976).
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In the Realm of the Senses and Obscenity

1976
In the Realm of the Senses and Obscenity

Japan

Ōshima Nagisa’s In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no korīda, 1976) is widely known as the first Japanese hardcore film (featuring unsimulated sex) and for its related obscenity controversies.
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Doordarshan

1976
Doordarshan

India

Doordarshan Television Network is India’s public service television broadcaster. Alongside All India Radio, it is one of two arms of Prasar Bharati, an autonomous public broadcasting agency.
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Report of the Working Group on National Film Policy

1980
Report of the Working Group on National Film Policy

India

Following the 1980 Report, the Cinematograph (Amendment) Act 1981 came into effect in June 1983, at which point the “Cinematograph (Censorship) Rules 1958” were replaced by the “Cinematograph (Certification) Rules 1983”.
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Love Story

1981
Love Story

India

Love story focuses on generational conflict and parental prohibitions about who the young people can love.
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177

1986
177

Japan

177 was a side-scrolling arcade game developed and published by Macadamia Soft, and released in 1986 for the NEC PC-8801 system. The controversial game’s title references the provisions in the Japanese criminal code that prohibit rape.
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Qayamat se Qayamat tak

1988
Qayamat se Qayamat tak

India

A box-office success known by teenagers as “QSQT”, Qayamat se qayamat tak was popular for its soundtrack composed by the duo Anand-Milind, and it won the 1988 National Film Award for best popular film providing wholesome entertainment, among others.
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China’s First Rating and The Village of Widows

1989

China

In 1989, mainland China made its first and only attempt to implement an age-based rating system. The Ministry of Radio, Film and Television (MRFT) made an announcement in March 1989 promoting the rating category “Not appropriate for children”.
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Street Fighter II

1991
Street Fighter II

Japan

It was Street Fighter II: The World Warrior that established the franchise’s dominance of early 1990s gaming, released for arcades in 1991 and on the Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1992.
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