Tag: video nasties

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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DVD: Xtro (1982)

DVD: Xtro (1982)

June 25, 2016 | By

How much joy horror connoisseurs received after searching for, taking risks in acquiring, and patiently watching Xtro is as unknown as the mathematical variable X, but this is a special kind of weirdness with which some will wholly bond, expressly because it makes no bloody sense…

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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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BR: Dorm That Dripped Blood, The / Pranks / Death Dorm (1982)

BR: Dorm That Dripped Blood, The / Pranks / Death Dorm (1982)

May 9, 2011 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Very Good/ DVD Transfer: Excellent / DVD Extras: Excellent Label: Synapse Films / Region: All / Released: April 26, 2011 Genre: Horror / Slasher / Video Nastie Synopsis: A mischievous prankster upsets the plans of happy-go-lucky coeds as they sort through the contents of a […]

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