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September 2005 (UK) See more »
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An in-depth analysis of the "Video Nasty" scandal of the early 1980s in Britain. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Chris Theobald ... Narrator (voice)
Norman Abbott ... Himself
Barrie Gold ... Himself
Bill Best ... Himself
Mo Claridge ... Himself
S.R. Doshi ... Himself
David Mellor ... Himself
James Ferman ... Himself

Stephen Woolley ... Himself
Bob Lewis ... Himself
Julian Petley ... Himself
Mary Whitehouse ... Herself
Austin Mitchell ... Himself (as Austin Mitchell MP)
John Beyer ... Himself
Derek Malcolm ... Himself

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself
Guy Cumberbatch ... Himself
Tom Dewe Mathews ... Himself (as Tom Dewe Matthews)
Claire Rayner ... Herself (archive footage)
Clifford Hill ... Himself (as Dr. Clifford Hill)
Donald Coggan ... Himself (as Lord Coggan)
Peter Kruger ... Himself
Margaret Ford ... Herself
David Grant ... Himself (archive footage) (as David Hamilton Grant)
Malcolm Fancey ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Wedderburn ... Himself (archive footage)

Jesús Franco ... Himself (as Jess Franco)
Sergio Garrone ... Himself

Wes Craven ... Himself
Ruggero Deodato ... Himself
Romano Scavolini ... Himself

Dario Argento ... Himself
Jerry Hayes ... Himself
Graham Bright ... Himself (as Graham Bright MP)
Ken Penry ... Himself
Lavinia Carey ... Herself
Lucy Grantham ... Herself (archive footage)
Sandra Peabody ... Herself (archive footage)

David Hess ... Himself (archive footage)
Fred J. Lincoln ... Himself (archive footage)
Jeramie Rain ... Herself (archive footage)
Richard Towers ... Himself (archive footage)
Cynthia Carr ... Herself (archive footage)

Camille Keaton ... Herself (archive footage)
Eron Tabor ... Himself (archive footage)

Baird Stafford ... Himself (archive footage)
Scott Praetorius ... Himself (archive footage)
Christina Keefe ... Herself (archive footage)
William Kirksey ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Ronan ... Herself (archive footage)
Candese Marchese ... Herself (archive footage) (as Candy Marchese)
Geoffrey Marchese ... Himself (archive footage)
Kathleen Ferguson ... Herself (archive footage)
William Paul ... Himself (archive footage)
Carl Clifford ... Himself (archive footage)

David Massar ... Himself (archive footage)

Abel Ferrara ... Himself (archive footage)
Olga Karlatos ... Herself (archive footage)
Giannetto De Rossi ... Himself (archive footage)

Bruce Campbell ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard DeManincor ... Himself (archive footage)

Ellen Sandweiss ... Herself (archive footage)
Giorgio Cerioni ... Himself (archive footage)
Paola Corazzi ... Herself (archive footage)
Shane Dixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Agustín Martínez Solares ... Himself (archive footage)

Paul Naschy ... Himself (archive footage)

Isabelle Adjani ... Herself (archive footage)
Llewelyn Thomas ... Himself (archive footage)

Lina Romay ... Herself (archive footage)
Sara Ansley ... Herself (archive footage)
Mal Arnold ... Himself (archive footage)

Ursula Andress ... Herself (archive footage)

Lou David ... Himself (archive footage)

John Saxon ... Himself (archive footage)
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Himself (archive footage)
Kelly Nichols ... Herself (archive footage)
Jasmin Losensky ... Herself (archive footage)
Perry Pirkanen ... Himself (archive footage)

Luca Barbareschi ... Himself (archive footage)
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Himself (archive footage)

Neville Brand ... Himself (archive footage)

Clint Howard ... Himself (archive footage)
Cristina Galbó ... Herself (archive footage)
Fernando Hilbeck ... Himself (archive footage)
José Lifante ... Himself (archive footage)
Vito Salier ... Himself (archive footage)

Udo Kier ... Himself (archive footage)

Irene Miracle ... Herself (archive footage)

Anita Ekberg ... Herself (archive footage)
Paola Morra ... Herself (archive footage)
Dennis Helfend ... Himself (archive footage)
George Eastman ... Himself (archive footage)
Marc Porel ... Himself (archive footage)
Ray Lovelock ... Himself (archive footage)
Me Me Lai ... Herself (archive footage)
Cliff Twemlow ... Himself (archive footage)

Dolly Parton ... Herself (archive footage)

Burt Reynolds ... Himself (archive footage)

Kelly Ward ... Himself (archive footage)

Mark Hamill ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Carradine ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Di Cicco ... Himself (archive footage)

Christopher Lee ... Himself (archive footage)

Roger Moore ... Himself (archive footage)

Maud Adams ... Herself (archive footage)

Bruce Lee ... Himself (archive footage)

Mel Gibson ... Himself (archive footage)

Meryl Streep ... Herself (archive footage)

Brad Davis ... Himself (archive footage)

Dan Aykroyd ... Himself (archive footage)

John Belushi ... Himself (archive footage)

Billy Connolly ... Himself (archive footage)

Steve McQueen ... Himself (archive footage)

John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
David Gregory 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Gregory 

Produced by
Mo Claridge .... executive producer
Carl Daft .... producer
Marc Morris .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Raskin 
 
Film Editing by
John Cregan 
David Gregory  (as Tod Corman)
 
Production Management
Alberto Farina .... production manager: Rome
 
Sound Department
Christian Burgos .... additional sound
Dominic Edwards .... sound
Erick Jolley .... sound mixer
Peter Kerslake .... additional sound
Chris Lebert .... additional sound (as Chris Leberts)
Chris Reynolds .... additional sound
Jake Shaw .... narration recordist
Tom Walsh .... narration recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sonia Antonini .... additional camera operator
Martyn Dunham .... camera operator
Jake Shaw .... camera operator: second unit
Jake West .... camera operator: second unit
Toby Wilkinson .... additional camera operator
 
Editorial Department
John Cregan .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Dynamite Fraulein .... original music
Tom Walsh .... original music
 
Other crew
Matthew Talesfore .... title designer: main titles
 
Thanks
Norman Abbott .... special thanks
Dario Argento .... special thanks
Bill Best .... special thanks
John Beyer .... special thanks
Francis Brewster .... special thanks
Ellen Burnell .... special thanks
Lavinia Carey .... special thanks
Mo Claridge .... special thanks
Wes Craven .... special thanks
Guy Cumberbatch .... special thanks (as Dr. Guy Cumberbatch)
Ruggero Deodato .... special thanks
Tom Dewe Mathews .... special thanks (as Tom Dewe Matthews)
S.R. Doshi .... special thanks
Jacki Fernandez .... special thanks
David Flint .... special thanks
Margaret Ford .... special thanks
Jesús Franco .... special thanks (as Jess Franco)
Sergio Garrone .... special thanks
Barrie Gold .... special thanks
John Hayward .... special thanks
David Kenny .... special thanks
Peter Kruger .... special thanks
Craig Lapper .... special thanks
Bob Lewis .... special thanks
Derek Malcolm .... special thanks
John Martin .... special thanks
David Mellor .... special thanks
Joy Millward .... special thanks
Austin Mitchell .... special thanks (as Austin Mitchell MP)
Jeremy O'Grady .... special thanks
Ken Penry .... special thanks
Julian Petley .... special thanks (as Dr. Julian Petley)
Nicolas Pylypiuk .... special thanks
Romano Scavolini .... special thanks
Stephen Woolley .... special thanks
 

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The title of this two-part documentary alludes to a 'Daily Mail' headline.See more »
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Romano Scavolini:I said "Look, I don't want the usual hypocrisy of American genre films where at a certain point you see the knife and not the wound. Let's do something really... if we have to go down that road, let's go all the way without hypocrisy".See more »
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References Pieces (1982)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Nice Documentary, 4 January 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very good documentary from David Gregory taking a look at the 1980s in Britain as the start of the decade saw a major boom in the video rental market. A lot of the biggest renters were horror movies like CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, EATEN ALIVE, THE DRILLER KILLER and I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. The problem is that the moral police started to think that these movies were going to damage those watching them so a push was made to get movies like these banned or at least censored to the point where there would be no reason to watch them.

BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS! is a very good documentary that horror fans are really going to enjoy. It's also safe to say that they're going to be enraged by some of the archival interviews where people claim that if you watch this type of stuff you're going to pretty much turn into a raving killer yourself. American horror films had issues with the MPAA and various women's rights groups but there's no doubt that the BBFC took things a bit further by banning movies and in some cases people getting send to jail for showing the films. The documentary does an extremely good job at explaining how all of this happened and why the moral police were so worried about certain titles.

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