I think it was on the "video nasty" list originally, Arthur
Along with another John Saxon film, 'Cannibal Apocalypse', at least I think this film was on the DPP's list of 'objectionable' titles.
I haven't actually seen that one. According to some critics at the time, John Saxon's performance was the highlight of that particular film and describe his performance as "well-crafted" in a rather silly movie that delivers low-budget thrills for Eurotrash aficionados.
The 'permissive society' doesn't exist. I know, I've looked for it - Rupert Rigsby