Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape
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Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape
Evil Aliens director Jake West takes a break from making his own gory creature features to examine the wave of boundary-pushing genre films banned by Britain's Director of Public Prosecutions in the early 1980s, and the public scandal that erupted in the aftermath of the authoritarian act of censorship. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"to know what those cowboy days of unregulated video were like... just look at the world wide web, whose content the state would no doubt also like to control and classify, if only it could afford to employ another billion or so examiners"
‑ Anton Bitel, Film Divider
"expos[es] the motivations behind their banning as at best small-minded patrician stupidity and at worst a Thatcherite conspiracy to distract from governmental inadequacies, erode civil liberties and strip away judicial powers."
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
"The assembled interviews give some interesting, considered perspectives from both sides."
‑ Henry Northmore, The List
"Hilariously opening with a rapid, context-free montage of the nastiest scenes from each and every banned title, West's film defies its viewers to be corrupted and depraved by this sensational parade of grand guignol"
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
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