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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape

24. 9. 2010, Renington Steele, 3 Kommentare


(Youtube Direktnasty, via Horror-Movies)

„Video Nasties“ ist eine Doku über britische Filmzensur von Horrorfilmen und sieht ganz nach etwas aus, das ich mir definitiv ansehen muss.

Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more as Nucleus Films releases the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, TRAILERS to all 72 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions are featured with specially filmed intros for each title in a lavish three-disc collector s edition box-set, alongside a brand new documentary – VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE. Disc One presents the 39 titles which were successfully prosecuted in UK courts and deemed liable to deprave and corrupt. Disc Two presents the 33 titles that were initially banned, but then subsequently acquitted and removed from the DPP’s list. Disc Three This era-defining documentary features interviews with filmmakers Ruggero Deodato ( Cannibal Holocaust ) Neil Marshall ( The Descent , Doomsday ), Christopher Smith ( Severance , Black Death ) and MP Graham Bright as well as rare archive footage featuring James Ferman (director of the BBFC 1975-1999) & Mary Whitehouse. Taking in the explosion of home video, the erosion of civil liberties, the introduction of draconian censorship measures, hysterical press campaigns and the birth of many careers born in blood and videotape, West s documentary also reflects on the influence this peculiar era still exerts on us today. Extras include a gallery of original video company idents and extensive gallery of lurid cover art for every video nasty.“

The DVD features:

Disc One: Presents the 39 titles which were successfully prosecuted in UK courts and deemed liable to deprave and corrupt.

Disc Two: Presents the 33 titles that were initially banned, but then subsequently acquitted and removed from the DPP’s list.

Disc Three: This era-defining documentary features interviews with filmmakers Ruggero Deodato (‚Cannibal Holocaust‘) Neil Marshall (‚The Descent‘, ‚Doomsday‘), Christopher Smith (‚Severance‘, ‚Black Death‘) and MP Graham Bright as well as rare archive footage featuring James Ferman (director of the BBFC 1975-1999) & Mary Whitehouse. Taking in the explosion of home video, the erosion of civil liberties, the introduction of draconian censorship measures, hysterical press campaigns and the birth of many careers born in blood and videotape, West’s documentary also reflects on the influence this peculiar era still exerts on us today.

In Deutschland gibt’s das Ding wahrscheinlich irgendwo als Import, hier die DVD auf Amazon UK, auf der Facebook-Seite zum Film gibt’s Cover-Artworks zu allen gefeaturten Filmen.

  • roger 24. 9. 2010 an 15:34

    Den werde ich mir mit Bestimmtheit auch anschauen. Uuaaaahhh.

  • Nick 26. 9. 2010 an 12:48

    Der Amazon-Link funzt nich so ganz :)
    Ansonsten klingt des auf jeden Fall sehenswert ^^
    Kommt sowas auch mal über deutsche (Film-) Zensur?

  • fridge 30. 9. 2010 an 9:57

    Hier der funzende Link zu Amazon UK. Kommt nach deren Angaben am 11. Oktober. Ich freu mich drauf!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Video-Nasties-Definitive-Guide-DVD/dp/B003X22LI6/ref=sr_1_1?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1285833324&sr=8-1