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A Video Nasty: House on Straw Hill (1976), plus some Elio Petri & Joseph Losey

A Video Nasty: House on Straw Hill (1976), plus some Elio Petri & Joseph Losey

January 27, 2014 | By

Lengthy review of a vintage Video Nasty, House on Straw Hill / aka Exposé (1976) from Severin on Blu-ray, plus a related review of Elio Petri’s amazing psychological thriller A Quiet Place in the Country / Un tranquillo posto di campagna (1968), and from the KQEK.com archives, Joseph Losey’s Eva / aka Eve (1962) from KINO.

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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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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 Store Day: Slight Preamble to VSD IV

Video Store Day: Slight Preamble to VSD IV

October 20, 2014 | By

First Post regarding this past weekend’s Video Store Day.

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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 Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

January 11, 2014 | By

The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).

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Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

Video Tales I: Rewind This, Firing Up the Betamax, and The Magic Beta Case

January 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The Editor’s Blog goes in-depth with much personal blather about Josh Johnson’s new documentary on VHS collecting, Rewind This! (MPI). In addition to a review of the doc, there’s a review Charlie Sheen’s No Man’s Land as watched on Betamax, a short-short film on “The Magic Beta Case,” and a review of David Gregory’s great doc on Britain’s Video Nasty era – Ban the Sadist Videos! (Severin Films).

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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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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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