yes banned but not as bad, they where more worried about the "Racist" stuff than violence, still are.
The film is more Blaxploitation than grindhouse horror. The music is brillant, actor is ok, but worth seeing, A] to see why it was banned b] to wonder why it was banned and the state of minds of the UK Censors in the 70/80s.
The film is NOT REGION 1, it freezone NTSC, which means it plays on region 2.
It is a classic in the Blaxploitation genre that is over looked, because of the video nasty label, so those into Blaxploitation seem to stay away and Grindhouse banned collectors get up set it is not that nasty.