Video Nasties Podcast

Looking at all 72 films from the Video Nasties List

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Possession (1981) Blu Ray Review

Possession 1981With its arthouse stylings, BAFTA and Palme d‘Or nominations, as well as a thoughtful, but bizarre, delivery Andrzej Zulawski’s 1981 Possession was an unfortunate film to end up on the video nasties list.

Much maligned, it was banned in the UK and, when released in the US, faced more than 30 minutes of cuts. The film has more in common with Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist, rather than The Omen, but the movie was re-edited to ramp up its horror themes losing much of the its power and sense. Continue reading

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Ban This Sick Filth – Internet Censorship And The Video Nasties

the-controversy-00-630-75It was a with a wry smile I read the transcript of David Cameron’s speech today. History is repeating itself.

With the news that the Government is aiming to censor the internet it’s worth the Video Nasties Podcast taking a little look at what’s happening and drawing a few parallels between today’s announcement and what happened 30 years ago.

David Cameron’s speech can be split into three aspects; Continue reading