Disc 1: '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 2 and 3: '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'.

studio:
Nucleus Films
Run Time:
840 mins approx.
Director:
Jake West
Certificate:
18
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
3
Region:
2

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Disc 1: '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 2 and 3: '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'.

studio:
Nucleus Films
Run Time:
840 mins approx.
Director:
Jake West
Certificate:
18
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
3
Region:
2

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British Film and Video Censorship after 1983

This feature length documentary covers the period of the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) after the Video Nasties scandal and how they dealt with films. It goes into detail about how the BBFC operated and how the head of the organisation handled the publicity. It also goes into the areas of importing and smuggling video tapes worked and the dawning of the fan culture for film genres. But it also makes that point that censorship and moral outrage has little to do with the films that were shown and more to do with manufactured press outrage and rent-a-quote politicians wanting to get coverage. The DVD also features two discs of trailers and discussion by various film experts of the videos that made it onto 'Section 3' of the Obscene Publications Act. This meant that the tapes could be seized and destroyed, but no actual prosecution took place against the films. These provide further insight for horror fans. Worth getting for people with an interest in film, horror and British cultural history.

Conversational Examination of the Video Nasty

An interesting examination of the BBC under the leadership of James Ferman. The documentary is structured by splicing together input from a range of people who interacted with the BBC first hand, including certification staff, directors, store owners and collectors. The result is an informative discussion littered with personal memories and anecdotes to add legitimacy. The set also includes several postcards of famous video nasty posters, as a nice physical bonus.