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Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 March 2014 (UK)
Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon - the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British ... See full summary »

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Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more by the sequel to the definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon - the most extraordinary and scandalous era in the history of British film. All 82 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions DzSection 3dz list are trailer-featured with specially filmed intros for each title.

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Available as part of Nucleus Films 3 disc DVD set "Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2". See more »

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The British censor (BBFC) removed 4 seconds of animal violence from the trailer for LAST CANNIBAL WORLD (1976). See more »

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Very Good Follow-Up
12 September 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Video Nasties: Draconian Days (2014)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Sequel to VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEOTAPE takes a more direct look at some of the people who worked around the law. The documentary takes a quick look at the events covered in the first film as the BBFC tried to list certain movies as being too nasty to be on video shelves. From here we get more details about the kinds of movies that were banned and how an outright war was being raged against horror movies.

The film goes into details about CHILD'S PLAY 3 and how there was an outrage after a now notorious murder, which put that film in the spotlight. We learn how board members wanted video stores to burn their video nasties and why CHILD'S PLAY 3, of all movies, ended up causing such a storm. This film also goes into greater detail about how fans tried to work around the censorship by trading and importing bootlegs through various mail services. Finally, the film manages to show how the doors finally broke open and horror and porn were allowed to be shown.

VIDEO NASTIES: DRACONIAN DAYS will certainly appeal to fans of the genre. I think those in Britian will enjoy re-living through this rather crazy period where other fans, such as Americans, will just scratch their heads wondering how the entire video nasty days got so out of control.


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