Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide - Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) 3 x DVD9
For those too young to remember, the "Video Nasties" furore erupted in early Eighties Britain. Outraged by the easy availability of such hard-gore horror movies as Cannibal Holocaust (1980), I Spit on Your Grave (1978) and The Driller Killer (1979), and their supposed corrupting influence on children, the nation's censorious moral guardians drew up a list of seventy-two offending titles that were subsequently banned under the 1984 Video Recordings Act. An act whose origins and implications for civil liberties were arguably scarier than any gory, shoddy horror in the nasties themselves.

Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more with this definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon - one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, TRAILERS to all 72 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions are featured with specially filmed intros for each title in a lavish three-disc collector's edition box-set, alongside a brand new documentary - VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE.

3 x DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | ~11.5 hours | 7.48 Gb + 7.64 Gb + 7.50 Gb
Language: English
Subtitles: English (Discs 2 & 3)
Genre: Documentary


Disc One The era-defining and critically acclaimed documentary VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE directed by Jake (Doghouse) West and produced by Marc Morris features interviews with filmmakers Neil Marshall ('The Descent', 'Doomsday'), Christopher Smith ('Severance', 'Black Death') and MP Graham Bright as well as rare archive footage featuring James Ferman (director of the BBFC 1975-1999) & Mary Whitehouse. Taking in the explosion of home video, the erosion of civil liberties, the introduction of draconian censorship measures, hysterical press campaigns and the birth of many careers born in blood and videotape, West's documentary also reflects on the influence this peculiar era still exerts on us today.

Disc Two presents the 39 titles that were successfully prosecuted in UK courts and deemed liable to deprave and corrupt. These included: 'Absurd', 'Cannibal Holocaust', 'The Driller Killer', 'I Spit on Your Grave', 'Nightmares in a Damaged Brain', 'Snuff' & 'Zombie Flesh-Eaters'.

Disc Three presents the 33 titles that were initially banned, but then subsequently acquitted and removed from the DPP's list. These included: 'Death Trap', 'Deep River Savages', 'The Evil Dead', 'Human Experiments', 'The Toolbox Murders' & Zombie Creeping Flesh. Discs 2 & 3 can be viewed either as a non-stop trailer show, or with newly-filmed introductions from a wide range of acclaimed media academics and notable genre journalists. Each disc is preceded by a brief introduction by cult horror presenter Emily Booth.

Extras:

DISC ONE - The Documentary
• "Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape" (71:21)
• "Video Ident-a-thon" (53:12)
• Bonus Gallery (8:28)
• Also Available (Nucleus Films Trailers):
- "The Playgirls And The Vampire" (1:42)
- "Night Of The Bloody Apes" (2:51)
- "Cannibal Girls" (2:14)
- "Teaserama" (2:10)
- "Varietease" (1:41)
- "Ghost Story" (1974) (4:24)
- "Grindhouse Trailer Classics 2" (1:45)
- "Bloodbath At The House Of Death" (2:34)
- "Grindhouse Trailer Classics 1" (1:43)
- "Death Ship" (2:45)
- "Fausto 5.0" (1:35)
- "Gwendoline" (1:40)
- "The Ugliest Woman In The World" (1:29)
- "Between Your Legs" (2:04)
- "Fantasm" (2:55)
- "Fantasm Comes Again" (1:52)
- "The Good Little Girls" (3:49)
- "Justine's Hot Nights" (2:20)
- "Scandalous Photos" (2:14)
- "Dressage" (1:33)
- "Education Anglaise" (1:18)

DISC TWO - "The Final 39" (Play All - 243:47, Trailers Only - 87:09)
• Introduction by Emily Booth & Kim Newman followed by trailers (and introductions) for:
- "Absurd" (1981) Introduction: Kim Newman
- "The Savage Island" (1979) aka. "The Grim Reaper" & "Anthropophagous: The Beast" Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Axe" (1977) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Horrifying Experiments Of The S.S. Last Days" (1976) aka. "The Beast In Heat" Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Carnage" (1971) aka. "Twitch Of The Death Nerve", "The Ecology Of Crime", "Chain Reaction", A Bay Of Blood" & "Blood Bath" Introduction: Kim Newman
- "Blood Feast" (1963) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "The Ghastly Ones" (1967) aka. "Blood Rites" Introduction: Alan Jones & Stephen Thrower
- "Bloody Moon" (1981) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "The Burning" (1980) Introduction: Kim Newman & Chris Smith
- "Cannibal Apocalypse" (1980)aka. "Apocalypse Tomorrow" Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Cannibal Ferox" (1981) aka. "Make Them Die Slowly" Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Cannibal Holocaust" (1979) Introduction: Kim Newman, Julian Petley & Ruggero Deodato
- "The Cannibal Man" (1971) aka. "Week Of The Murderer" Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- "Devil Hunter" (1980) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Don't Go in the Woods" (1980) Introduction: Kim Newman
- "The Driller Killer" (1979) Introduction: Brad Stevens
- "Evilspeak" (1981) Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Expose" (1975) aka. "The House On Straw Hill" Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Faces Of Death" (1979) Introduction: Marc Morris
- "Fight For Your Life" (1977) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Bloodeaters" (1979) aka. "Forest Of Fear" Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Flesh For Frankenstein" (1973) Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- "The Last Orgy Of The Third Reich" (1976) Introduction: Julian Petley
- "The House By The Cemetery" (1981) Introduction: Alan Jones
- "The House On The Edge Of The Park" (1981) Introduction: Xavier Mendik & Ruggero Deodato
- "I Spit on Your Grave" (1978) aka. "Day Of The Woman" Introduction: Xavier Mendik
- "Island Of Death" (1975) Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "The Last House On The Left" (1972) Introduction: Kim Newman
- "Love Camp 7" (1968) Introduction: Alan Bryce & Julian Petley
- "Madhouse" (1981) aka. "There Was A Little Girl" Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Mardi Gras Massacre" (1978) Introduction: Marc Morris
- "Night Of The Bloody Apes" (1968) Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- "Night Of The Demon" (1980) Introduction: Alan Bryce & Chris Smith
- "Nightmares In A Damaged Brain" (1981) aka. "Nightmare" Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Snuff" (1974) Introduction: Kim Newman
- "SS Experiment Love Camp" (1976) Introduction: Julian Petley
- "Tenebrae" (1982) Introduction: Alan Jones (includes UK TV spot)
- "The Werewolf And The Yeti" (1975) aka. "In The Claws Of The Werewolf" & "Night Of The Howling Beast" Introduction: Emily Booth
- "Zombie Flesh-Eaters" (1979) aka. "Zombi 2" & "Zombie" Introduction: Alan Jones & Chris Smith
• Gallery (4:30)

DISC THREE - "The Dropped 33" (Play All - 202:11, Trailers Only - 76:33)
• Introduction by Emily Booth followed by trailers (and introductions) for:
- "The Beyond" (1981) Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- "The Boogeyman" (1980) Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Cannibal Terror" (1981) Introduction: Marc Morris
- "Contamination" (1980) Introduction: Allan Bryce
- "Dead & Buried" (1981) Introduction: Xavier Mendik (includes a rare UK TV spot)
- "Eaten Alive" (1976) aka. "Death Trap" Introduction: Brad Stevens
- "The Man From The Deep River" (1972) aka. "Deep River Savages" Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Delirium" (1979) aka. "Psycho Puppet" Introduction: Kim Newman
- "Don't Go In The House" (1979) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Don't Go Near the Park" (1979) Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Don't Look In the Basement" (1973) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "The Evil Dead" (1982) Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack & Kim Newman
- "Frozen Scream" (1981) Introduction: Kim Newman
- "The Funhouse" (1981) Introduction: Allan Bryce
- "Human Experiments" (1979) Introduction: Kim Newman
- "I Miss You Hugs & Kisses" (1978) Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Inferno" (1980) Introduction: Alan Jones
- "Killer Nun" (1978) Introduction: Emily Booth
- "Night Train Murders" (1975) Introduction: Alan Jones
- "The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue" (1974) Inteoduction: Alan Jones
- "Night Warning" (1982) aka. "Nightmare Maker" Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Possession" (1981) Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Pranks" (1982) aka. "The Dorm That Dripped Blood" Introduction: Kim Newman
- "The Mountain Of The Cannibal God" (1978) aka. "Prisoner Of The Cannibal God" Introduction: Xavier Mendik
- "The Revenge Of The Boogeyman" (1982) aka. "Boogeyman II" Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- "The Slayer" (1981) Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Night School" (1981) aka. "Terror Eyes" Introduction: Kim Newman
- "The Toolbox Murders" (1977) Introduction: Alan Bryce
- "Unhinged" (1983) Introduction: Xavier Mendik
- "Visiting Hours" (1981) Introduction: Emily Booth
- "The Witch Who Came From The Sea" (1976) Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
- "Women's Prison" (1975) aka. "Women Behind Bars" Introduction: Stephen Thrower
- "Hell Of The Living Dead" (1980) aka. "Zombie Creeping Flesh" Introduction: Dr. Patricia MacCormack
• Gallery (3:32)

Easter eggs:
• Disc 1 - Easter Egg #1: Main Menu - Scene Selection - Click Right and Enter - Precision Video Add Iden (0:45)
• Disc 1 - Easter Egg #2: Main Menu - Scene Selection - Click Left and Enter - Julian Petley discussing a spoof Mrs. Thatcher Video Nasties Box (0:19)
• Disc 1 - Easter Egg #3: Main Menu - Scene Selection - Credits - Click Left and Enter

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