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Video Tales III: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition Part 2 + Grindhouse Trailer Classics

Video Tales III: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition Part 2 + Grindhouse Trailer Classics

May 2, 2015 | By

Alongside an Editor’s Blog, Part 3 of Video Tales offers up reviews of Jake West’s superlative documentary Video Nasties: Draconian Days (Severin / Nucleus Films) + Grindhouse Trailer Classics.

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DVD: Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide, Part 2 (2015)

DVD: Video Nasties – The Definitive Guide, Part 2 (2015)

May 2, 2015 | By

Jake West’s follow-up to Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) is another superb chapter in the history of Britain’s Video Nasties era, in which the lack of any ratings system by a government agency was in large part responsible for a glut of unrated films in rental shops…

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Video Tales II: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition

Video Tales II: Video Nasties – The Definitive Edition

June 6, 2014 | By

Part 2 of Video Tales includes a review of Jake West’s excellent 2010 doc Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape (Severin / Nucleus) + scans of another 1980s video store catalogue!

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DVD: Video Nasties – Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

DVD: Video Nasties – Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010)

June 6, 2014 | By

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Britain’s infamous Video Records Act (VRA) in which 72 horror films (dubbed ‘video nasties’ by sleazebag media outlets such as the Daily Mail) were banned by the BBFC due to ‘depraved content,’ Severin Films have picked up the North American video rights to Jake West’s superb documentary…

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Video Nasties, Part II

Video Nasties, Part II

May 9, 2011 | By

Synapse Films released a swanky new Blu-ray / DVD combo edition of Jeffrey Obrow and Stephen Carpenter’s slasher classic The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) which, like Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead (1981), was branded by Britain’s paranoid censor board as a Video Nasty…

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That’s Sexploitation? Alright Then! + Suspect Video’s Slow Fade to Black

That’s Sexploitation? Alright Then! + Suspect Video’s Slow Fade to Black

August 28, 2016 | By

Review of Frank Henenlotter’s vivid and very epic genre chronicle That’s Sexploitation! (2013) on Blu from Severin Films + an Editor’s Blog on creating a Plan B in the event bricks & mortar shops like Toronto’s iconic Suspect Video begin to close in rapid succession.

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Book: Cult Cinema – An Arrow Video Companion (2016)

Book: Cult Cinema – An Arrow Video Companion (2016)

April 8, 2016 | By

Arrow Video’s first venture in publishing is this limited hardcover book that gathers many of the essays, intros, and preambles designed to not only accompany selected Blu-ray & DVD releases in England and America, but contextualize the films and series…

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DVD: Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005)

DVD: Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005)

January 11, 2014 | By

Film: Excellent/ DVD Transfer: Good/ DVD Extras: Standard Label: Severin Films / Region: 1 (NTSC) / Released: October 8, 2013 Genre: Documentary / Video Nasty / Film History Synopsis: Still provocative chronicle of the emotional fervour that led to the banning of videos in 1980s Britain during the “Video Nasty” era. Special Features:  Bonus Featurette – […]

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Book: Adventures in VHS (2016)

Book: Adventures in VHS (2016)

June 25, 2016 | By

From a rare 1980s photograph of his old corner video shop, author and podcaster Noel Mellor imposed a unique challenge on his viewing habits: find the actual VHS tapes in that photo of long-gone Video World, re-experience exploitation classics on a VCR and old tube TV…

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BR: Scorpio (1973)

BR: Scorpio (1973)

December 18, 2015 | By

Michael Winner’s espionage thriller is really a thinly veiled variation of his prior film, the hitman classic The Mechanic (1970), in which an aged & experienced ace ultimately becomes the target of his younger partner, a cocksure snot eager to raise his own profile and become the top in his profession…

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