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The video nasty panic is a strange episode in recent British history.Almost forgotten by non-horror fans it looks more inexplicable with every passing year. Bizarre to think that people could be,and were, imprisoned for owning films that can now be ordered from major retailers in lovingly restored editions, loaded with extras and passed uncut by the BBFC. This is worth bearing in mind when the next media and politician driven moral rumpus occurs.
A fair few of the nasties are risibly bad films that would never have received much attention if they hadn't been banned. Zombie Flesh Eaters isn't one of these and remains an impressive achievement. Like many of the better nasties this is a film that provides no solace - no-one's getting out of this unscathed.Eerie locations, excellent makeup and effects, and a slowly building atmosphere of dread make for an unsettling and genuinely scary experience. Probably Fulci's best film and although lacking Dawn of the Dead's satirical bite it is superior to it as horror.
This edition shows real care and love with a restored print and lavish extras.Any serious horror fan should have this in their collection
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Initial post: 22 Oct 2013 20:08:48 BDT
G. A. Holohan says:
Just be glad James Ferman, "retired" along with his assistant. Or these films would never see the light of day.
We only got films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre - The Seriously Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray]  because he had left the BBFC.
A good DVD about this terrible episode in British social history has to be Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide DVD.
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