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To avoid moral panic keep repeating: "They were only movies, only movies, only movies, only movies...". See more »
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A documentary analyzing the furore which so-called "video nasties" caused in Britain during the 1980s. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Julian Petley ... Himself

Marc Morris ... Himself

Andy Nyman ... Himself
Xavier Mendik ... Himself

Christopher Smith ... Himself

Neil Marshall ... Himself
Kim Newman ... Himself
John Hayward ... Himself
John McVicar ... Himself (archive footage)
Geoffrey Robertson ... Himself
Martin Barker ... Himself
Fredric Wertham ... Himself (archive footage)
Patricia MacCormack ... Herself
Mary Whitehouse ... Herself
Graham Bright ... Himself
Stephen Thrower ... Himself
Allan Bryce ... Himself
Alan Jones ... Himself
Peter Kruger ... Himself
Brad Stevens ... Himself
Clifford Hill ... Himself
Craig Lapper ... Himself
Barrie Gold ... Himself

Margaret Thatcher ... Herself
John Beyer ... Himself

Emily Booth ... Girl in Video Nasties Are Evil clip
Derek Malcolm ... Himself
James Ferman ... Himself
David Grant ... Himself (archive footage) (as David Hamilton-Grant)
Malcolm Fancey ... Himself (archive footage)
Nik Powell ... Himself
Beth Johnson ... Herself
Donald Coggan ... Himself
Jerry Hayes ... Himself
Guy Cumberbatch ... Himself
Geoffrey Finsberg ... Himself
Neville Hunnings ... Himself
Carl Gabriel Yorke ... Himself (archive footage)
Francesca Ciardi ... Herself (archive footage)
Perry Pirkanen ... Himself (archive footage)

Luca Barbareschi ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Kerman ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Ryan ... Himself (archive footage)

Adrian Edmondson ... Himself (archive footage)

Rik Mayall ... Himself (archive footage)

Nigel Planer ... Himself (archive footage)
David Vanian ... Himself (archive footage)
Bernice Stegers ... Herself (archive footage)
Roberto Posse ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles McCrann ... Himself (archive footage)
Beverly Shapiro ... Herself (archive footage)
Kevin Hanlon ... Himself (archive footage)
Judith Brown ... Herself (archive footage)
Dennis Helfend ... Himself (archive footage)

Camille Keaton ... Herself (archive footage)
Eron Tabor ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Pace ... Himself (archive footage)
Anthony Nichols ... Himself (archive footage)
Gunter Kleemann ... Himself (archive footage)

Abel Ferrara ... Himself (archive footage)
Carolyn Marz ... Herself (archive footage)
Macha Magall ... Herself (archive footage)
Salvatore Baccaro ... Himself (archive footage)

Mirella D'Angelo ... Herself (archive footage)
Mirella Banti ... Herself (archive footage)
Veronica Lario ... Herself (archive footage)
Dan Grimaldi ... Himself (archive footage)
Ruth Dardick ... Herself (archive footage)
Johanna Brushay ... Herself (archive footage)
Olga Karlatos ... Herself (archive footage)
Giannetto De Rossi ... Himself (archive footage)
Ramón Bravo ... Himself (archive footage)
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurel Munson ... Herself (archive footage)
Sara Ansley ... Herself (archive footage)
Barbara Lusch ... Herself (archive footage)
Janet Penner ... Herself (archive footage)
Virginia Settle ... Herself (archive footage)
Zora Kerova ... Herself (archive footage)
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Lucchini ... Himself (archive footage)

Neville Brand ... Himself (archive footage)
Crystin Sinclaire ... Herself (archive footage)

Janus Blythe ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Englund ... Himself (archive footage)

Marilyn Burns ... Herself (archive footage)
Gunnar Hansen ... Himself (archive footage)

Burt Reynolds ... Himself (archive footage)

Dolly Parton ... Herself (archive footage)
Jack McClelland ... Himself (archive footage)
Mary Gail Artz ... Herself (archive footage)
Angie Brown ... Herself (archive footage)
Tom Drury ... Himself (archive footage)
Baird Stafford ... Himself (archive footage)
Scott Praetorius ... Himself (archive footage)
Christina Keefe ... Herself (archive footage)
William Kirksey ... Himself (archive footage)
Bill Milling ... Himself (archive footage)
Danny Ronan ... Herself (archive footage)
Tommy Bouvier ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou David ... Himself (archive footage)

Fisher Stevens ... Himself (archive footage)
Carrick Glenn ... Herself (archive footage)

Bruce Campbell ... Himself (archive footage)

Ellen Sandweiss ... Herself (archive footage)
Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury ... Himself (archive footage)
Alex Mann ... Himself (archive footage)
George Eastman ... Himself (archive footage)
Katya Berger ... Herself (archive footage)
Goffredo Unger ... Himself (archive footage)

Tisa Farrow ... Herself (archive footage)
Margaret Mazzantini ... Herself (archive footage)
Leslie Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
Cinzia Monreale ... Herself (archive footage)
Catriona MacColl ... Herself (archive footage)
David Warbeck ... Himself (archive footage)
Giovanni Nuvoletti ... Himself (archive footage)
Brigitte Skay ... Herself (archive footage)
Mal Arnold ... Himself (archive footage)
Astrid Olson ... Herself (archive footage)
Carol Vogel ... Herself (archive footage)
Eileen Hayes ... Herself (archive footage)
Anne Linden ... Herself (archive footage)
Maggie Rogers ... Herself (archive footage)
Don Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Olivia Pascal ... Herself (archive footage)
Jasmin Losensky ... Herself (archive footage)
Suzanna Love ... Herself (archive footage)
Ron James ... Himself (archive footage)
Llewelyn Thomas ... Himself (archive footage)

John Saxon ... Himself (archive footage)
Don Ruffin ... Himself (archive footage)
Vicente Parra ... Himself (archive footage)
Charly Bravo ... Himself (archive footage)
Fernando Sánchez Polack ... Himself (archive footage)
Martin Sorrentino ... Himself (archive footage)
Angelo Ragusa ... Himself (archive footage)

Christopher Allport ... Himself (archive footage)
Ed Bakey ... Himself (archive footage)

Melody Anderson ... Herself (archive footage)
Ivan Rassimov ... Himself (archive footage)
Nick Panouzis ... Himself (archive footage)
Debi Chaney ... Herself (archive footage)
Barron Winchester ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Knapko ... Herself (archive footage)
Al Cliver ... Himself (archive footage)
Ursula Buchfellner ... Herself (archive footage)
Werner Pochath ... Himself (archive footage)
Bertrand Altmann ... Himself (archive footage) (as Burt Altman)
Cecilia Fannon ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Gribbin ... Himself (archive footage)

Barbara Bain ... Herself (archive footage)
Tamara Taylor ... Herself (archive footage)
Rosie Holotik ... Herself (archive footage)
Harryette Warren ... Herself (archive footage)

Clint Howard ... Himself (archive footage)
Fiona Richmond ... Herself (archive footage)

Udo Kier ... Himself (archive footage)

William Sanderson ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Judd ... Himself (archive footage)
Yvonne Ross ... Herself (archive footage)
Richard A. Rubin ... Himself (archive footage)
Srdjan Zelenovic ... Himself (archive footage)
Dalila Di Lazzaro ... Herself (archive footage)
Arno Juerging ... Himself (archive footage)
Lynne Kocol ... Herself (archive footage)

Elizabeth Berridge ... Herself (archive footage)

Cooper Huckabee ... Himself (archive footage)
Largo Woodruff ... Herself (archive footage)
Miles Chapin ... Himself (archive footage)
Wayne Doba ... Himself (archive footage)
Daniela Poggi ... Herself (archive footage)
Adriano Micantoni ... Himself (archive footage)
Antiniska Nemour ... Herself (archive footage)
Daniela Doria ... Herself (archive footage)
Giovanni Frezza ... Himself (archive footage)
Giovanni De Nava ... Himself (archive footage)
Annie Belle ... Herself (archive footage)

David Hess ... Himself (archive footage)
Brigitte Petronio ... Herself (archive footage)
Lorraine De Selle ... Herself (archive footage)

Linda Haynes ... Herself (archive footage)

Geoffrey Lewis ... Himself (archive footage)

Elke Sommer ... Herself (archive footage)

Irene Miracle ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Behling ... Himself (archive footage)
Jane Lyle ... Herself (archive footage)

Anita Ekberg ... Herself (archive footage)
Paola Morra ... Herself (archive footage)
Sofia Lusy ... Herself (archive footage)

Alida Valli ... Herself (archive footage)
Sandra Peabody ... Herself (archive footage)
Lucy Grantham ... Herself (archive footage)
Fred J. Lincoln ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Towers ... Himself (archive footage)
Cynthia Carr ... Herself (archive footage)
Laura D'Angelo ... Herself (archive footage)
Macha Méril ... Herself (archive footage)

Flavio Bucci ... Himself (archive footage)
Gianfranco De Grassi ... Himself (archive footage)
Cristina Galbó ... Herself (archive footage)
Fernando Hilbeck ... Himself (archive footage)
Gengher Gatti ... Himself (archive footage)
José Lifante ... Himself (archive footage) (as Jose Ruiz Lifante)
Vera Drudi ... Herself (archive footage)
Maria Lease ... Herself (archive footage)
Kathy Williams ... Herself (archive footage)
Bruce Kimball ... Himself (archive footage) (as Bruce Kemp)
Rodger Steel ... Himself (archive footage)
Allison Biggers ... Herself (archive footage)

Jerry Fujikawa ... Himself (archive footage)

Morgan Hart ... Herself (archive footage)
Dennis Robertson ... Himself (archive footage)
William Metzo ... Himself (archive footage)
Gwen Arment ... Herself (archive footage)
Norma Lazareno ... Herself (archive footage)
Agustín Martínez Solares ... Himself (archive footage)
Shane Dixon ... Himself (archive footage)

Susan Tyrrell ... Herself (archive footage)
Kay Kimler ... Herself (archive footage)
Gary Baxley ... Himself (archive footage)

Isabelle Adjani ... Herself (archive footage)

Sam Neill ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurie Lapinski ... Herself (archive footage)

Ursula Andress ... Herself (archive footage)
Carol Kottenbrook ... Herself (archive footage)
Sarah Kendall ... Herself (archive footage)
Carl Kraines ... Himself (archive footage)
Giorgio Cerioni ... Himself (archive footage)

Rachel Ward ... Herself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Barnitz ... Herself (archive footage)
Faith McSwain ... Herself (archive footage)
Kelly Nichols ... Herself (archive footage)

Cameron Mitchell ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Ironside ... Himself (archive footage)

Lee Grant ... Herself (archive footage)

Lenore Zann ... Herself (archive footage)
Paul Naschy ... Himself (archive footage)
Josep Castillo Escalona ... Himself (archive footage)
Luis Induni ... Himself (archive footage)

Millie Perkins ... Herself (archive footage)
Stafford Morgan ... Himself (archive footage)

Lina Romay ... Herself (archive footage)
Margit Evelyn Newton ... Herself (archive footage)
Gabriel Renom ... Himself (archive footage)
Selan Karay ... Himself (archive footage)
Josep Lluís Fonoll ... Himself (archive footage)

Terence Hill ... Himself (archive footage)

Bud Spencer ... Himself (archive footage)

Christopher Lee ... Himself (archive footage)

Serena Grandi ... Herself (archive footage)

Rupert Everett ... Himself (archive footage)
Cristina Raines ... Herself (archive footage)
Catherine Rabett ... Herself (archive footage)

Kelly Ward ... Himself (archive footage)

Mark Hamill ... Himself (archive footage)

Robert Carradine ... Himself (archive footage)
Bobby Di Cicco ... Himself (archive footage)
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Directed by
Jake West 
 
Produced by
Marc Morris .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jake West 
 
Film Editing by
Jake West 
 
Music Department
Rob Lord .... additional music
 
Other crew
Marc Morris .... researcher
 
Thanks
Martin Barker .... special thanks
David Bloom .... additional thanks
Emily Booth .... additional thanks
Francis Brewster .... special thanks
Martin Brooks .... special thanks
Uggy Christ .... additional thanks (as Uggy)
Carl Daft .... additional thanks
Greg Day .... additional thanks
Harvey Fenton .... special thanks
David Gregory .... additional thanks
Almar Haflidison .... additional thanks
Graham Humphreys .... special thanks
David Hyman .... additional thanks
Neil Jenkins .... additional thanks
Alan Jones .... additional thanks
David Kenny .... additional thanks
David Kerekes .... additional thanks
Craig Lapper .... special thanks
Paul McEvoy .... additional thanks
Xavier Mendik .... additional thanks
Phelim O'Neill .... additional thanks
Max Peplow .... additional thanks
Ian Rattray .... additional thanks
Jonny Redman .... additional thanks (as Jonathan Redman)
Ian Richardson .... special thanks
Garwin Spencer-Davison .... additional thanks
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Trivia:
Available as part of Nucleus Films 3 disc DVD set "Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide".See more »
Quotes:
Martin Barker:And I think... the most interesting thing to me is just how little historical memory we have. The next time there's a panic, we won't remember just how stupid the last one was and how people get away with things. And that to me is the most important lesson about this campaign...See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Axe (1977)See more »
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25 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
An excellent and highly informative documentary, 26 October 2010
Author: Corpus_Vile from Dublin, Ireland

Video Nasties, eh?

Anyone here remember the luridly awesome looking covers at your local fleapit video shop, the type of shop where you just knew the owner was kinda dodgy? They were gonna corrupt us, deprave us, and turn us all into thrill killing time bombs. Or so the powers that be apparently thought at the time, and decided that enough was enough as they certainly knew what was best for us all.

This documentary explores this mindset, its consequences, how it affected people and its possible effects in regards to today.

Jake West lets each camp equally give their opinion, and is more than happy to give advocates of the Video Recording Act enough rope to hang themselves by coming out with patently ludicrous views. West also highlights the unscrupulous and fraudulent methods used by advocates of the ban and Video Recordings Act, in regards to statistical data to back their claims of films being able to morally corrupt, and how said data was gotten.

The doc also features insightful comments from the likes of Neil Marshall, Christopher Smith, Kim Newman, Alan Jones and Stephen Thrower and is well worth checking out for any self respecting horror fan, particularly UK fans and particularly fans who were around at the time of the era.

It's nothing especially new- the topic has been covered in the also excellent Ban The Sadist Videos documentaries- but it's a cracking and often amusing documentary all the same.

Not much else to say really, except that it's great and is well recommended for any horror fan. 9/10, an absolute treat.

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