Ultimately, The Message was shot in two versions with different cast members, a Western version in English and a special Arabic version entitled Al-Ris-Alah , adding to the costs. The shocking film of extreme, all-consuming sexual obsession and immersion, bordering on pornography in its uncut version with frequent shots of an erect penis and fellatio , was seized and banned by US Customs and postponed in its censored release. Breillat would later become famous for the similarly-explicit Romance , Fr. The brutal sex attack on Lt Col T E Lawrence by Turkish soldiers, which allegedly took place while he was serving as the British liaison officer during the Arab revolt, was considered so contentious that it was covered up by the British Army. As the crew kept filming, he used the knife to disembowel her he reached inside the opening , after which he held up her bloody intestinal entrails or viscera, and screamed triumphantly. During the two-day crisis, they took nearly people hostage, and threatened to blow up the building while demanding the film opening's cancellation. Future DC mayor Marion Barry was shot when the terrorists overran the District Building, and many others were injured. Master of the Screaming Virgins D. Following filming, one of the cast members or the 'director' , who was wearing a blue T-shirt proclaiming: This sexually adventurous, lurid arthouse film about unadulterated desire deliberately broke the taboo in Japanese cinema against showing female pubic hair and sex organs. This disastrous opening unfortunately ruined US box-office for the controversial film, as various moviehouses were forced to cancel their showings due to political pressures and further fears of violence. Now we're getting the proper reaction" , eyeball gouging followed by a scene of cannibalism , loss of fingers with a meat cleaver severed fingers were later used as betting chips in a game of backgammon , and amputation of feet with a chainsaw electro-shock to a nude female's nipples human dart boards a woman's backend was painted with a bulls-eye teeth extraction followed by threatened oral sex indicated by the unzipped fly of the depraved and sadistic doctor Ernie Pysher , and then the drilling of a hole in the woman's shaved skull to suck out her brains with a straw body-stretching on an X-shaped cross Sardu commented: Now let's get out of here. The most controversial and infamous sequence in the film was the depiction of the violent and disturbing practice of auto-erotic asphyxiation to aid their sexual excitement - first with her bare hands, and then with a red scarf. The technique uses static electricity and fine carbon powder to reveal indentations made by a pen or pencil through an absent page on a surviving sheet of paper below.