BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS!

David Gregory, USA, 2005, Severin Films, Docs

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, FACES OF DEATH, oh my! From the creators of Severin Films comes the definitive doc on the “Video Nasties” phenomenon.

Eighties video nostalgia is an undeniable treat, but for movie fans in the UK during that wild time it was anything but. Whilst Thatcher & Co. laid an icy vibe on the nation, cult-of-personality queen Mary Whitehouse led a rage war against taboo-breaking genre films. Meaning, if you carried a tape of EVIL DEAD in your rental shop, you could wind up in jail! Hear from British distributors, video store owners and ill-informed politicians...and see how POSSESSION, THE BURNING and THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA fueled an improbable culture war at the dawn of the VHS era.

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  • 52 min
  • Color
  • 1.78:1

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  • DCP

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