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Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide 2 Limited Edition of 6,666 [DVD]
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Released to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act, July 1984 and limited to 6,666 individually numbered sets, each comes with postcards featuring the DPP Section 3 cover art and Graham Humphrey’s original cover art.
The Video Nasties continue to be a major source of interest to this day, and after the crtical and sales success of Video Nasties 1, comes the return! Video Nasties 2 is released to tie-in with the establishment of the Video Recordings Act.
Disc One: “Video Nasties: Draconian Days”
Nucleus Films' critically acclaimed follow-up documentary to 'VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE' (2010) from Director Jake West and producer Marc Morris who continue to uncover the shocking story of home entertainment following the introduction of the 1984 Video Recordings Act. The United Kingdom was plunged into a new Dark Age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandizing moral guardians, and the film charts the consequences of this, including subversive social culture that sprung up around it. With fascinating interviews and more jaw dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice on the passing of a turbulent time.
Discs Two and Three: "The Section 3 List"
Presents the official additional 82 titles that were officially designated under "Section 3" of the Obscene Publications Act by the Director of Public Prosecutions. These titles were liable for seizure and forfeiture by the police, removed from sale or hire and then destroyed; although they were not ultimately prosecuted. This amazing list was discovered whilst researching legal paperwork for the original "VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE" and finally clears up why so many additional titles were historically considered to be "Video Nasties".
Titles include: 'Blood Lust' , 'Brutes & Savages', 'Cannibals', 'Dead Kids', 'Deep Red', 'Death Weekend', 'Demented', 'Eaten Alive', 'Headless Eyes', 'Hell Prison', 'Love Butcher', 'Mark of the Devil', 'Massacre Mansion', Savage Terror', 'Scream for Vengeance' 'Suicide Cult , "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre', 'Xtro' and 'Zombie Holocaust'.
Every shocking Section 3 title is presented with its original trailer and a newly filmed featurette that includes a wide range of notable genre journalists and acclaimed media academics that explore and uncover the sordid history of each release.
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Lots of this stuff of course is now freely available, but not everything. Gems you might have forgotten like the filmed on video G.B.H, Canuxploitation classic Death Weekend and cult Italian thriller Street Killers crop up here, two of which are still unreleased since the early eighties VHS boom in the UK.
Many of the reviewers return from the first film, which you'll be glad to hear include the likes of Stephen Thrower, Kim Newman and Alan Jones.
Again like the first set, it is interesting but the trailers and introductions are the best thing
In short the second video nasties continues where the first had ended as new legislation came in so did measures that are summarized in the title as "Draconian" and given some of the steps taken, it can't be argued this is apt.
What sets VN2 apart from many documentaries on horror and this area is not only the passion of well known directors, Ruggero Deodato; Neil Marshall etc but also writers who have dedicated themselves to horror and professors among many others. The sheer knowledge they exhibit, the wonderful way they speak everything is erudite. Every opinion comes across with a beautiful intelligence. These people know what they are talking about which makes them a joy to listen to.
Add in every trailer for every film that ended up on the Video Nasty list, excellent galleries and some superb easter eggs on the 1st disc, this IS a set that more than earns spending your money on as you get so much for what you spend.
Surprisingly it's also heartfelt, the effect it carried stays with those who lived through it and the music beautifully hits at how bad things were during a bygone era.
If you haven't brought this yet, get it to the top of your wishlist. This is without doubt an absolutely must see!
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