Video Nasties - Hip or Hype ?

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New box-set from Nucleus films...

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2, a three-disc collector’s edition box set, is being released on DVD on July 14th 2014, to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act 1984

For the first time ever on DVD, all 82 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions “Section 3” list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title, alongside a brand new documentary - VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS, directed by Jake West.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTA1cMSp6M8
 

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New movie "Censor" debuted at Sundance-

Censor review – disturbing descent into video nastiness
4 out of 5 stars.
Sundance film festival
A woman working as a film censor in the 80s is shocked to discover a horror movie that recreates a traumatic incident from her childhood

Censor returns us to an era when dodgy material that was under the counter could stay hidden. Explicit movies could exist in a shadowy world, where they were just a rumour, a culture that existed below the stratum of respectability, and even finding out about mainstream movies was difficult. Now digital technology and searchable databases have rendered the counter transparent and almost everything can be seen.

Bailey-Bond reconstructs the uncanny, almost occult world of film itself, and, using her budget cleverly, projects the 80s from claustrophobic closeups on period detail. With production designer Paulina Rzeszowska and cinematographer Annika Summerson, Bailey-Bond creates something almost unbearably close and oppressive, like the bottom of a murky fish tank. It’s a very elegant and disquieting debut. I wonder what certificate it’s going to get?
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jan/29/censor-review-horror-films-drama
 
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