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Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide

Ruggero Deodato , Neil Marshall , Jake West  |  Unrated |  DVD
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Product Details

  • Actors: Ruggero Deodato, Neil Marshall, Christopher Smith
  • Directors: Jake West
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Severin Films
  • DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00JRENJTY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,085 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Every Video Nasty critiqued and explored, followed by the original trailers, for the first time ever on DVD in America!

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.

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.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 3-Disc UK DVD Collection on the Video Nasty Debate September 28, 2013
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Video Nasties (2010) is one of the better horror film documentaries I have ever seen although Never Sleep Again and Crystal Lake Memories are superior. It talks about the moral outrage that erupted in Britain over the renting of so-called video nasties. These horror movies were actually banned and prosecuted such was the concern over them. Only recently have the films been re-released uncut in the UK and US (although a few still aren't available). Video Nasties exposes the arbitrary decisions over what was in good taste or not. Ultimately, many of the films weren't particularly good and probably would have been quickly forgotten if the debate hadn't been stirred up by the media. Some of the more interesting fan favorites did attract legal trouble such as The Burning, Cannibal Holocaust, I Spit on Your Grave, Last House on the Left, Tenebrae, Zombi and many more. 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.

Box Cover: "Every Video Nasty critiqued and explored, followed by the original trailers, for the first time ever on DVD! 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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a US release!!! June 1, 2014
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This 3-disc set was originally released as an individually numbered limited edition version complete with collectible poster postcards in the UK several years ago. But Severin in the US has now issued an NTSC version here in the States!!! I had the UK version, but never even watched it because I only have one all-region multi-format player and so it got put on the back burner. Anyway, sold it off in anticipation of this US version.

First of all, the US version is not limited, numbered, and doesn't have the collectible postcards the UK version had, but otherwise I assume it's pretty much the same content on the discs.

Disc 1 is the documentary itself, and although it is decent, I found it a bit pedantic and I found I was losing interest even though it's only about 72 minutes long. Still some good info there, but it really seemed to lack the chronological details of how the whole thing progressed, step by step, and instead mostly focused on current interview clips (one with one of the censors at the time) spouting their feelings on what was going on at the time. I remember reading the book "The Seduction of the Gullible" (I think the first book about the Video Nasty situation) over 20+ years ago and that was a fascinating, compelling read. This documentary, not so much.

But Disc 2 and 3 is where this set really shines. It's basically all the trailers for the entire group of Nasties. Disc 2 has the 39 films that remained banned at that time, and Disc 3 has the other 33 films that were dropped from the banned list after a short period.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This could be the most important documentary of all time because it hits the nail on the head of the soon to be emerging censorship laws coming out at the start of the '90s. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Cannibal Holocaust were the two films that started all of this. The whole moral panic and censorship craze was nothing but a political move to disenfranchise the consumer and make him feel worthless and lousy for wanting to own a physical copy of a movie. Now they've gone on to start crying about anti-piracy laws from illegally downloading movies. I don't do any of that, I buy a legal copy of a movie from a discount store and they always hand me a receipt after the sale (a receipt is a proof of purchase.) If pirating movies from a website is such a big problem, then why don't they do away with it and go back to selling physical copies in a physical store? It seems like they don't want you to own copies of movies at all, and they still won't bring back the Drive-Ins! Guys like me have never been able to get a date because those places are gone.

Once a DVD glitches, it's never the same, but with a VHS, you might see a few lines, but the whole film is still watchable. And you know what I miss, being able to fast forward past the Copyright Infringement warning and the distributer's disclaimer they take no responsibility for anything said in movie, commentaries, and interviews. I greatly miss watching the Evil Dead on VHS. Having an analog stereo system far and away blows digital sound out of the water. The sound effects of the Evil Dead are way more effective on stereo speakers.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, right-definitive guide to stupidity.
Yeah, right. On first DVD some old guys talk non-stop for two hours--why I wanna listen to them and not the nasties is mystery. Read more
Published 9 hours ago by Alexferdman
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary set with the trailers being the highlight
This is a really great dvd set if you are interested in all the "video nasites" titles. There is a documentary on one disc and then trailers for all of the video nasties on... Read more
Published 15 days ago by ricky
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
NO PROBLEMS LOOK FORWARD TO VIEWING THIS.
Published 17 days ago by Tracys
5.0 out of 5 stars Bloody good fun !!!!
All 72 video nasties are covered in the most educational and entertaining documentary available on cinema censorship of low budget horror films. Read more
Published 1 month ago by hongkongfilmfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended!
Everything you ever wanted to know about the "Video Nasties" but were afraid to ask. It's a glimpse back at a different time yet is still relevant today. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kelly Cozy
5.0 out of 5 stars Censorship At Its Nastiest
Another amazing set from the people who brought us Grindhouse Trailer Classics, this collection serves as not only a fantastic trailer comp but a fascinating history lesson as well... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Randal
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very well done history of the British 'video nasties' scandal of the 80's.
Published 3 months ago by randy wicker
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