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#241

Post by jeroeno » June 21st, 2019, 5:14 am

35. Xtro (1982) nasty
36. Unhinged (1982) nasty
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Post by peeptoad » June 21st, 2019, 9:37 am

bonus 1. video nasty bonus 2. Image
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13. Profondo Rosso (1975) Deep Red Image on the section 3 part of the list... not sure why this was banned actually. Violence? probably... Argento's best imho.
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1. Fight for Your Life (1977) Image
2. El caníbal (1980) Devil Hunter Image
3. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) Image
4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980) Image
5. Suor Omicidi (1979) Killer Nun Image
6. Snuff (1975) Image
7. Human Experiments (1979) Image
8. Up In Smoke (1978) Image
9. Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni (1969) Birds,Orphans and Fools Image
10. Titicut Follies (1967) Image
11. Frozen Scream (1975) Image
12. Tenebrae (1982) Image

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#243

Post by albajos » June 21st, 2019, 10:19 am

section 3 aren't banned though. They could confiscate them from stores if unøucky, but I really think noone bothered.

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#244

Post by peeptoad » June 21st, 2019, 11:13 am

OK, fair enough if it's discounted. It was a rewatch anyway. It is on the list in the OP though...

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#245

Post by albajos » June 21st, 2019, 11:18 am

peeptoad wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:13 am
OK, fair enough if it's discounted. It was a rewatch anyway. It is on the list in the OP though...
Everything on Video Nasty is allowed, this was just a comment to "not sure why this was banned actually"

So this was just to specify that
A supplementary list was issued along with the official list which featured a list of so-called "Section 3 Video Nasties". Titles on the Section 3 list could not be prosecuted for obscenity but were liable to seizure and confiscation under a 'less obscene' charge. Tapes seized under Section 3 could be destroyed after distributors or merchants forfeited them.
So not illegal, but might be seized if unlucky

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Post by jeroeno » June 21st, 2019, 11:32 am

37. Le lac des morts vivants (1981) nasty
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Post by peeptoad » June 21st, 2019, 12:23 pm

albajos wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:18 am
peeptoad wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 11:13 am
OK, fair enough if it's discounted. It was a rewatch anyway. It is on the list in the OP though...
Everything on Video Nasty is allowed, this was just a comment to "not sure why this was banned actually"

So this was just to specify that
A supplementary list was issued along with the official list which featured a list of so-called "Section 3 Video Nasties". Titles on the Section 3 list could not be prosecuted for obscenity but were liable to seizure and confiscation under a 'less obscene' charge. Tapes seized under Section 3 could be destroyed after distributors or merchants forfeited them.
So not illegal, but might be seized if unlucky
Ah, I see... I misunderstood. I did think when I posted that one that it might not have been banned (I couldn't tell so thanks for the info) and wasn't sure it qualified.

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Post by sol » June 21st, 2019, 2:07 pm

Banned of OutsidersShow
1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
29. Pineapple Express (2008) Banned in Malaysia (drug themes)
30. Ekstase / Ecstasy (1933) Banned in Nazi Germany and Italy

31. Graduation Day (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK due to violence

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The basic slasher plot here is nothing new or original and the film lacks likeable and sympathetic characters, but the kills are very decent - a football death in particular - and the editing is breathtaking. From the ominous reaction shots during the opening running race to rapid fire cut/flashbacks throughout as the killer's memories come back to him/her before each kill, the film has been edited (or at least supervised) by someone with ambition and care - and there is a pretty neat blood on the camera lens bit early on (see above). The film wraps up weakly with unintentional hilarity though.

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#249

Post by flavo5000 » June 21st, 2019, 3:59 pm

albajos wrote:
June 21st, 2019, 10:19 am
section 3 aren't banned though. They could confiscate them from stores if unøucky, but I really think noone bothered.
Technically Section 3 is still banned since they weren't allowed to be sold or distributed. They only faced a minor obscenity charge at Magistrates court. There were actually quite a few of these films confiscated. I recommend the Video Nasty Definitive Guide Volume 2: Draconian Days documentary that basically covers these.

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Post by jdidaco » June 22nd, 2019, 1:55 am

Banned in/from France,

31. Avant le déluge (Before the Deluge, André Cayatte, 1954) 8.5/10 (Wikipedia List - Banned in France, "due to its controversial criminal content." Politicians claimed it was "too dangerous from a moral stance" and "an insult to French youth".)
32. Tamango (John Berry, 1958) 9/10 (Banned by France in its West African colonies, "for fear it would cause dissent among the natives". Banned also in USA because it broke the race-mixing (or "miscegenation") section of the Hays Code with the interracial love scenes between Dorothy Dandridge and Curd Jürgens.)
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Video Nasties - The Filipinos,

Banned in UK

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33. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Gerardo de Leon & Eddie Romero, 1968) 6.5/10
34. Firecracker (Cirio H. Santiago, 1981) 6/10


Banned in Romania,

35. Dincolo de nisipuri (Beyond the Sands, Radu Gabrea, 1974) 9/10 (Immediately banned by Ceaucescu himself in Romania because it presented a "metaphorical statement on socialism".)
36. Faleze de nisip (Sand Cliffs, Dan Pita, 1983) 8.5/10 (Banned in Romania, "as it showed the lack of rights and the oppression in a supposedly equal rights society." "Pita's film clearly alludes to the fictious and gratuitous accusations against the enemies of the Ceaucescu regime and portrays the absolute power of the socialist elite which rules the Romanian jurisdiction." (from Anna Batori's Space in Romanian and Hungarian Cinema (& other sources)))

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1. Stríbrný vítr (Silvery Wind, Václav Krska, 1954-56) 10/10
2. Vyssí princip (Higher Principle, Jirí Krejcík, 1960) 10/10
3. Hra o jablko (The Apple Game, Vera Chytilová, 1977) 7.5/10
4. Ja milujem, ty milujes (I Love, You Love, Dusan Hanák, 1980-89) 9/10
5. Night School (Ken Hughes, 1981) 6/10
6. Final Exam (Jimmy Huston, 1981) 5/10
7. Graduation Day (Herb Freed, 1981) 3/10
8. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Stephen Carpenter & Jeffrey Obrow, 1982) 4.5/10
9. Carmen, Baby (Radley Metzger, 1967) 7.5/10
10. Daddy, Darling (Joseph W. Sarno, 1970) 7/10
11. The Toy Box (Ronald Víctor García, 1971) 4/10
12. The Toolbox Murders (Dennis Donnelly, 1978) 5/10
13. Ósmy dzien tygodnia (The Eighth Day of the Week, Aleksander Ford, 1958) 10/10
14. Kobieta samotna (A Woman Alone, Agnieszka Holland,1981-87) 9.5/10
15. Des diamants pour l'enfer (Women Behind Bars, Jesús Franco,1975) 6.5/10
16. Die Säge des Todes (Bloody Moon, Jesús Franco, 1981) 5/10
17. Synoikia to Oneiro (Dream Neighbourhood, Alekos Alexandrakis, 1961) 9/10
18. Pio thermi kai ap' ton ilio (The Two Faces of Love, Omiros Efstratiadis, 1972) 7.5/10
19. La belva col mitra (The Mad Dog Killer, Sergio Grieco, 1977) 6.5/10
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (The Last Hunter, Antonio Margheriti, 1980) 6/10
21. Das Beil von Wandsbek (The Axe of Wandsbek, Falk Harnack, 1951) 8.5/10
22. Der Untertan (The Kaiser's Lackey, Wolfgang Staudte, 1951) 9/10
23. Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin Around the Corner, Gerhard Klein, 1965) 10/10
24. Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam (When You Grow Up, Dear Adam, Egon Günther, 1966-90) 9/10
25. Virus (Hell of the Living Dead, Bruno Mattei & Claudio Fragasso, 1980) 5/10
26. Rosso sangue (Absurd, Joe D'Amato, 1981) 5/10
27. 491 (Vilgot Sjöman, 1964) 8/10
28. Nana (Mac Ahlberg, 1970) 7/10
29. La horripilante bestia humana (Night of the Bloody Apes, René Cardona, 1969) 4/10
30. La maldición de la bestia (Night of the Howling Beast, Miguel Iglesias, 1975) 4/10

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#251

Post by maxwelldeux » June 22nd, 2019, 7:35 am

You are NOT allowed to see my listShow
1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
I mean, there are many things to dislike about this, but its worst offense is that it's boring. :down:

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Post by sol » June 22nd, 2019, 8:16 am

Question of eligibility:

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. (1967) was refused certification by the BBFC in 1967 and was released with cuts in 1969. From my limited research, it would seem that refusal of certificate is not the same as an outright ban, though the difference seems to come with home video versus cinema release, and of course there was no home video in 1967...
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Post by albajos » June 22nd, 2019, 8:32 am

In Norway it would not be eligible as the norwegian MPAA cut movies themselves. So if they found questionable content they just removed it. So we don't really have many banned movies here. Only if the amount of cuts would be so huge that the movie itself be a incoherent mess.

So to me this (BBFC) just seems like a return to distributor and asking if they can do some cuts.

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Post by sol » June 22nd, 2019, 10:24 am

Well, I won't include it unless flavo gives me the green light to do so. I actually didn't even realise that the film had been refused certification until I looked up the Trivia section afterwards.
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Post by sol » June 22nd, 2019, 10:32 am

Banned of OutsidersShow
1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
29. Pineapple Express (2008) Banned in Malaysia (drug themes)
30. Ekstase / Ecstasy (1933) Banned in Nazi Germany and Italy
31. Graduation Day (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK

32. The Interview (2014) Banned in North Korea as a film that "justifies and encourages terrorism"

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Second viewing. No real change of opinion, though I guess I found it to be a bit funnier than I recalled. Much of the humour is too crude and too silly to work and James Franco is pretty annoying with his naivety routine, but the chemistry between Franco and Seth Rogen is as awesome as ever and there are some great scattered scenes (lovemaking with one hand). I still think that the filmmakers would have been better served by going down the Great Dictator/Chaplin road in not explicitly making it about a real person. Oh, and I kind of agree with what the North Korean censors said about their ban.

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The CIA explains to the protagonists how they plan to assassinate the North Korean leader through a poison strip in Franco's palm.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » June 22nd, 2019, 11:08 am

Previously watched...Show
1. Shorts [Total time = 63 mins.]
a. Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège / Zero for Conduct (Vigo, 1933) [44 mins.]
b. Red Hot Mamma (Fleischer, 1934) [7 mins.]
c. Peppa Pig: Mr Skinny Legs (Baker-Astley, 2006) [5 mins.]
d. All This and Rabbit Stew (Avery, 1941) [7 mins.]
2. Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl, 1935)
3. The Good Son (Ruben, 1993)
4. Dead Kids / Strange Behavior / Small Town Massacre (Laughlin, 1981) Video Nasty Section 3
5. Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995)
6. Axe / Lisa, Lisa / California Axe Massacre (Friedel, 1974) Video Nasty Section 1
7. Rocketman (Fletcher, 2019)
8. Suor Omicidi / Killer Nun (Berruti, 1979) Video Nasty Section 2
9. Torn Curtain (Hitchcock, 1966)
10. Antropophagus / The Grim Reaper / The Beast / The Savage Island (D'Amato, 1980) Rewatch Video Nasty Section 1
Banned in UK, 1983-2002.
Reason: Gory violence
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Out of the multiple gore scenes, there are two that are infamous: a scene where The Beast tears out a pregnant woman's fetus and bites into it, and the final scene, where The Beast chews on his own guts.
This is my second time watching this, as I had a beautifully restored version from 88 Films. I didn't think it was as bad as I did the first time I saw it, as I wasn't waiting for things to happen and could appreciate the sinister atmosphere generated from the idyllic setting. I still think it has major pacing problems, only really getting good and delivering the gory goods in the last 15 minutes. The characters are astonishingly stupid, even for a slasher, as they find a partially consumed corpse early on, yet constantly split up or run off on their own.

11. Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
Banned in Ireland, 1994-2014.
Reason: Fear of copycat killings
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Banned because of a panic about the film inspiring copycat killings. There's no single thing that caused the ban, but I chose a hero shot of Mickey and Mallory that sums up the film's glorification of their murder spree, and the scene where Tommy Lee Jones is decapitated, since the first murder connected to the film involved a 14-year-old boy decapitating his classmate.
I'd seen the end of the film before, but never watched it from the start because of how much I disliked it. Seeing it in full years later, it's not as annoying as I expected it to be. The prominence and extremity of the MTV-montage style the film is made in is its main point of interest, but also its main source of frustration, as the flashy images and switching of styles distracts from the narrative. But the key problem is just how confused the film is with its message, ending up coming over as smugly hypocritical in its sympathies for the deeply unpleasant and obnoxious Mickey and Mallory.

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Let's Get Nasty4
Show Me The Money28

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Post by flavo5000 » June 22nd, 2019, 12:38 pm

sol wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 8:16 am
Question of eligibility:

Ljubavni slucaj ili tragedija sluzbenice P.T.T. (1967) was refused certification by the BBFC in 1967 and was released with cuts in 1969. From my limited research, it would seem that refusal of certificate is not the same as an outright ban, though the difference seems to come with home video versus cinema release, and of course there was no home video in 1967...
Hm... this is a fuzzy one. Effectively they are indeed banned for home video release but were allowed to be shown in theaters with permission from local government. So they aren't hard bans. How about we ask the rest of the group and see what they think?

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Post by albajos » June 22nd, 2019, 4:53 pm

Well, allowing every movie that was cut before certification is a whole another can of worms.

Some countries, like Norway, seemed to cut 100% of action and horror movies between 1970 and 1995 so that would be so many many many eligible. Catholic countries seemed to cut a lot of innocent scenes from movies f.ex.

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Post by sol » June 23rd, 2019, 4:56 am

Banned of OutsidersShow
1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
29. Pineapple Express (2008) Banned in Malaysia (drug themes)
30. Ekstase / Ecstasy (1933) Banned in Nazi Germany and Italy
31. Graduation Day (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
32. The Interview (2014) Banned in North Korea (politics)

33. Nightmare (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK due to graphic violence

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The plot is a mess here with it unclear why his psychiatrists let the nightmare-plagued killer here loose and have trouble tracking him down. The film is blessed by some great gore effects though, from severed heads to the protagonist licking the blood of his victims, and there is some dark comedy too as he sexually plunges a knife in and out of one victim. There are also some very curious ideas at hand, with the doctors hoping to "modify" his dreams.

Bonus Challenge: Why the film was banned:
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The opening nightmare sequence in which a severed head looks up at the protagonist from his bed:

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Other violent and graphic imagery, such a woman still gripping on to her throat as her severed head falls off.

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Post by zzzorf » June 23rd, 2019, 6:31 am

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1. Madame DuBarry (1919) - 8/10
2. Up! (1976) - 7/10

3. Boogie Nights (1997) - 7/10 - Malaysia/South Korea

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Post by jeroeno » June 23rd, 2019, 5:58 pm

38. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) nasty

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 23rd, 2019, 7:40 pm

You are NOT allowed to see my listShow
1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
20. Platoon (1986)
Banned in Malaysia for language/violence. I hadn't seen it in so long that I don't have a rating for it, so it was due. Awesome film.

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Post by weirdboy » June 24th, 2019, 4:09 am

Does I Am Curious (Yellow) count for this challenge? It was not a national ban, but the court case did end up going to the U.S. Supreme Court.


1. The King and I (1956) - Walter Lang 6/10
Both The King and I and Anna and the King were banned in Thailand because of the impression they create about the former king. King Mongkut is painted as a rather boorish, brutal, and misogynistic man. There are strict laws of lèse-majesté in Thailand, and Thai people do not take kindly to anyone who criticises the monarchy, past or present. The role of Anna within the royal home is also said to have been grossly exaggerated, and there are many disputed “facts”. Furthermore, the people of Siam are presented as child-like and somewhat inferior to people from Western nations.

2. A tanú AKA The Witness (1969) - Peter Bacso 8/10
This film was banned in Hungry for more than a decade, from 1969 to 1981. Set in the 1950s, it portrays in a satiric tone a corrupt and deceitful system of government. It is not surprising therefore that it was not considered acceptable by the censors.
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Bacsó, who died in 2009, is now appreciated as a maker of classic satiric Hungarian films. The film is largely autobiographical. He was a friend of Imre Nagy, the postwar prime minister who lead the country towards independence from the Soviet Union but was dismissed and executed after the invasion of 1956.

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Post by albajos » June 24th, 2019, 7:39 am

weirdboy wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 4:09 am
Does I Am Curious (Yellow) count for this challenge? It was not a national ban, but the court case did end up going to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It was banned in Spain (1967 - 1978) and Norway (1967-1970) regardless

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2019, 11:28 am

albajos wrote:
June 22nd, 2019, 4:53 pm
Well, allowing every movie that was cut before certification is a whole another can of worms.

Some countries, like Norway, seemed to cut 100% of action and horror movies between 1970 and 1995 so that would be so many many many eligible. Catholic countries seemed to cut a lot of innocent scenes from movies f.ex.
Fair enough. Sounds like it'd be easier to leave them out of the challenge.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2019, 11:37 am

OP's updated again! With 6 days left in the month we're at 118 out of 153 Video Nasties! Can we finish it? I get the feeling most of the ones left are ones that most folks have already seen.

I may take in some re-watches of Phantasm and Blood Feast myself, since Joe Bob Briggs has Last Drive In episodes on them.

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Post by ChrisReynolds » June 24th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Previously watched...Show
1. Shorts [Total time = 63 mins.]
a. Zéro de conduite: Jeunes diables au collège / Zero for Conduct (Vigo, 1933) [44 mins.]
b. Red Hot Mamma (Fleischer, 1934) [7 mins.]
c. Peppa Pig: Mr Skinny Legs (Baker-Astley, 2006) [5 mins.]
d. All This and Rabbit Stew (Avery, 1941) [7 mins.]
2. Triumph des Willens / Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl, 1935)
3. The Good Son (Ruben, 1993)
4. Dead Kids / Strange Behavior / Small Town Massacre (Laughlin, 1981) Video Nasty Section 3
5. Showgirls (Verhoeven, 1995)
6. Axe / Lisa, Lisa / California Axe Massacre (Friedel, 1974) Video Nasty Section 1
7. Rocketman (Fletcher, 2019)
8. Suor Omicidi / Killer Nun (Berruti, 1979) Video Nasty Section 2
9. Torn Curtain (Hitchcock, 1966)
10. Antropophagus / The Grim Reaper / The Beast / The Savage Island (D'Amato, 1980) Rewatch Video Nasty Section 1
11. Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
12. The Wild One (Benedek, 1953)
Banned in UK, 1954–1967.
Reason: Inspiring juvenile delinquency
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Brando's lack of respect for authority being presented as attractive shocked audiences at the time.
An iconic performance from Brando, cool script and cinematography give this film a lot of energy and resonance. There isn't much to the story, however, and it ends up being rather simplistic. A lot of the biker gang's antics seem mild and more like childish pranks.

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Let's Get Nasty4
Show Me The Money30

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Post by sol » June 24th, 2019, 2:25 pm

Banned of OutsidersShow
1. The Evil Dead (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
2. The Funhouse (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
3. Firecracker (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
4. Inseminoid (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
5. Nightbeast (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
6. Mausoleum (1983) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
7. Love Camp 7 (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
8. Christmas Evil (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
9. Axe / Lisa, Lisa (1974) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
10. Island of Death (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
11. The Boogey Man (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
12. The Rabbit Is Me (1965) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
13. The Love Butcher (1975) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
14. Fight for Your Life (1977) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
15. The Death of Stalin (2017) Banned in Russia (+elsewhere)
16. Night of the Demon (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
17. Ten Commandments (1956) Banned in Malaysia (religious)
18. Dawn of the Mummy (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
19. Don't Go in the Woods (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
20. Don't Answer the Phone! (1980) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
21. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Banned in Cambodia (politics)
22. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
23. The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
24. Pranks / Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
25. Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
26. The Belko Experiment (2016) Banned in Malaysia -- initially
27. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951) Banned in GDR (East Germany)
28. Mardi Gras Massacre (1978) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
29. Pineapple Express (2008) Banned in Malaysia (drug themes)
30. Ekstase / Ecstasy (1933) Banned in Nazi Germany and Italy
31. Graduation Day (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK
32. The Interview (2014) Banned in North Korea (politics)
33. Nightmare (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK

34. Evilspeak (1981) Video Nasty; banned in the UK due to graphic violence

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Pretty decent horror film described by many as a male version of Carrie. The acting is nowhere near as good; same goes for the protagonist's character arc. Lots of fun to see him translating evil spells by computer though and there are lots of good gory special effects that no doubt earned the film its place on the Video Nasty list.

Bonus Challenge: Why the film was banned:
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A woman is behead, her head flying into the air before a graphic match cut to a ball in a soccer game. Ouch!

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Victim's heart is ripped out from his chest.

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Post by peeptoad » June 24th, 2019, 2:38 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 11:37 am
OP's updated again! With 6 days left in the month we're at 118 out of 153 Video Nasties! Can we finish it? I get the feeling most of the ones left are ones that most folks have already seen.

I may take in some re-watches of Phantasm and Blood Feast myself, since Joe Bob Briggs has Last Drive In episodes on them.
Hmmm... maybe I'll rewatch The Thing again. It's getting pretty warm here these days so it might coool me off.
Thanks for the OP update! :thumbsup:

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Post by weirdboy » June 24th, 2019, 3:05 pm

Does I Am Curious (Yellow) count for this challenge? It was not a national ban, but the court case did end up going to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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1. The King and I (1956) - Walter Lang 6/10
2.A tanú AKA The Witness (1969) - Peter Bacso 8/10
3. Jag är nyfiken - en film i gult AKA I am Curious (Yellow) (1967) - Vilgot Sjöman 6/10
This film became the subject of a court case on pornography that went to the U.S. Supreme Court, and according to albajos was "banned in Spain (1967 - 1978) and Norway (1967-1970)".

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Post by albajos » June 24th, 2019, 3:18 pm

weirdboy wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 3:05 pm
according to albajos
I'll give you an official source

https://medietilsynet.no/filmdatabasen/ ... iken+-+gul

Banned (forbudt): 27.10.1967
18 years: 07.01.1970

I also found that a movie (27 min) called Two Brothers from 1913 was banned. But there are no nationality, so anyone know what movie that may be? And does it still exist?

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2019, 4:51 pm

albajos wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 3:18 pm

I also found that a movie (27 min) called Two Brothers from 1913 was banned. But there are no nationality, so anyone know what movie that may be? And does it still exist?
There seems to be very little info about this one. It's on IMDB and there's one review of it, but the review seems to be an actual review of the film from 1913. I'd assume it's probably lost. Where did you see that it was banned?

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Post by albajos » June 24th, 2019, 5:13 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 4:51 pm
There seems to be very little info about this one. It's on IMDB and there's one review of it, but the review seems to be an actual review of the film from 1913. I'd assume it's probably lost. Where did you see that it was banned?
Same source. Norwegian MPAA.
https://medietilsynet.no/filmdatabasen/ ... r%C3%B8dre

But seems it was only banned for two months. Maybe it was cut in the meantime.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 24th, 2019, 5:57 pm

You are NOT allowed to see my listShow
1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
20. Platoon (1986)
21. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) [video nasty]
Banned in UK for violence? Possibly the fact that British conservatives weren't ready to commit to the left-wing liberal idea that "racism is bad." Anyway... Pretty cool film. The violence was not over-the-top in any way, and it was really interesting to see this sort of virulent racism in not-the-US. The snap into the violence was shocking, but the build to it left no doubt as to why it happened. A bit slow-paced overall, but a pretty enjoyable film.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2019, 6:44 pm

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79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Where? Malaysia
Why? Not specified but I'm going to assume violence and gore. This was very much a 1990 kind of horror movie. I can't exactly describe why but it's one of those "I'll know when I see it" kind of things. I get why this one is mostly forgotten but it really isn't terrible in the right mindset. Plus it's got a very early Viggo Mortensen role, if you keep track of that kind of thing.

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80. The Orphan Killer (2011)
Where? Germany
Why? Wall-to-wall extreme violence and gore. This is one of those movies that pretty much exists to showcase excessive gore effects. The titular killer is incredibly brutal and has a particular distaste for the religious community. I think you know whether or not you'll want to watch it. I got very little from it personally.

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81. Blood Song (1982)
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: On the list for the usual slasher style killings. Here we have yet another "escaped mental patient murder spree" movie. The hook with this one is that a handicapped girl who got a blood transfusion from him can see visions of him murdering people (which they really don't do much with). Overall this one isn't great, but there are a couple of notable reasons to maybe check it out. 1) The directing actually has some style to it in places with some steadicam, zoom effects and the like offer a little more than static medium shot of people talking and 2) Frankie Avalon as the over-the-top killer which is just hilarious to watch at times.

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82. Vengeance (1980) a.k.a. Scream for Vengeance
Where? UK
Why? Video Nasty Section 3: It's got a nasty sequence with the murder of a family that probably landed it here. Low budget overdubbed and dull, Scream for Vengeance is really only the kind of movie a grindhouse crowd suitably coked up could love. We've got the "tormented by thugs" revenge plot again and while it picks up at times, it just comes off really uninspired for the most part.

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83. Megan Is Missing (2011)
Where? New Zealand and Malaysia at least
Why? Very disturbing rape and murder of 14-year old girls. This was just an unpleasant movie. I get what it's trying to do, and I guess it gets its point across... But that doesn't make it any more watchable.

Getting the Banned Back TogetherShow
1. Love Camp 7 (1969)
2. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977) a.k.a. Gestapo's Last Orgy
3. The Forgotten (1973) a.k.a. Don't Look in the Basement
4. Mondo cannibale (1980) a.k.a. White Cannibal Queen a.k.a. Cannibals
5. Kuhle Wampe oder: Wem gehört die Welt? (1932)
6. Rosso sangue (1981)
7. Les démons (1973)
8. Graduation Day (1981)
9. Des diamants pour l'enfer (1975)
10. Wrong Way (1972)
11. Dawn of the Mummy (1981)
12. Frozen Scream (1975)
13. Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)
14. Apocalypse domani (1980)
15. Superstition (1982)
16. Grimms Märchen von lüsternen Pärchen (1969)
17. The Aftermath (1982)
18. Huo zhe (1994) a.k.a. To Live
19. The Astrologer (1975)
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (1980)
21. Revenge of the Boogeyman (1983)
22. Terror (1978)
23. The Toy Box (1971)
24. Los violadores (1981) a.k.a. Mad Foxes
25. Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)
26. Le lac des morts vivants (1981) a.k.a. Zombie Lake
27. La bestia in calore (1977) a.k.a. The Beast in Heat
28. Visiting Hours (1982)
29. Ultimo mondo cannibale (1977) a.k.a. Jungle Holocaust
30. Mosquito der Schänder (1977) a.k.a. Bloodlust
31. La belva col mitra (1977) a.k.a. Mad Dog Killer
32. G.B.H. (1983)
33. Mansion of the Doomed (1976)
34. Diabel (1972)
35. Der Untertan (1951)
36. Vase de noces (1975)
37. Final Exam (1981)
38. Il paese del sesso selvaggio (1972) a.k.a. Sacrifice!
39. Parasite (1982)
40. Anna and the King (1999)
41. There Was a Little Girl (1981) a.k.a. Madhouse
42. The Ghastly Ones (1968)
43. Monanieba (1984)
44. I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (1978)
45. Bloodeaters (1980) a.k.a. Toxic Zombies
46. Xtro (1982)
47.Midnight (1982)
48. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
49. Home Sweet Home (1981)
50. Primitif (1980) a.k.a. Primitives a.k.a. Savage Terror
51. Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken (1985)
52. The Child (1977)
53. La tumba de los muertos vivientes (1982) a.k.a. Oasis of the Zombies
54. Exposé (1976) a.k.a. House on Straw Hill
55. Macabre (2009)
56. Shogun Assassin (1980)
57. Invasion of the Blood Farmers (1972)
58. The Nesting (1981)
59. Los ojos azules de la muñeca rota (1974)
60. Mausoleum (1983)
61. Westfront 1918: Vier von der Infanterie (1930)
62. Unhinged (1982)
63. Nun va Goldoon (1996)
64. La semana del asesino (1972)
65. The Last Horror Film (1982)
66. The Headless Eyes (1971)
67. Demented (1980)
68. Death Weekend (1976)
69. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
70. The Black Room (1983)
71. The Slayer (1982)
72. Honeymoon Horror (1982)
73. La maldición de Frankenstein (1972)
74. Don't Answer The Phone (1980)
75. Rabid (1977)
76. Jud Süß (1940)
77. The Evil (1978)
78. La lupa mannara (1976) a.k.a. Werewolf Woman
79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
80. The Orphan Killer (2011)
81. Blood Song (1982)
82. Vengeance (1980)
83. Megan Is Missing (2011)

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2019, 6:50 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 5:57 pm
You are NOT allowed to see my listShow
1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
20. Platoon (1986)
21. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) [video nasty]
Banned in UK for violence? Possibly the fact that British conservatives weren't ready to commit to the left-wing liberal idea that "racism is bad." Anyway... Pretty cool film. The violence was not over-the-top in any way, and it was really interesting to see this sort of virulent racism in not-the-US. The snap into the violence was shocking, but the build to it left no doubt as to why it happened. A bit slow-paced overall, but a pretty enjoyable film.
I thought this was a legitimately really good movie. Not sure how it got wrapped up in the Video Nasty shenanigans.

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Post by peeptoad » June 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 6:44 pm
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79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Where? Malaysia
Why? Not specified but I'm going to assume violence and gore. This was very much a 1990 kind of horror movie. I can't exactly describe why but it's one of those "I'll know when I see it" kind of things. I get why this one is mostly forgotten but it really isn't terrible in the right mindset. Plus it's got a very early Viggo Mortensen role, if you keep track of that kind of thing.
I really liked this one... I thought it was better than part 2, even though it's farther removed from the original. I found it to be extraordinarily mean-spirited, among other things. And, yeah, I agree on it being quintessentially early-90s, even though I can't really make out why either. It just resonates that time period for some reason.

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Post by flavo5000 » June 24th, 2019, 8:16 pm

peeptoad wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 6:52 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 6:44 pm
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79. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Where? Malaysia
Why? Not specified but I'm going to assume violence and gore. This was very much a 1990 kind of horror movie. I can't exactly describe why but it's one of those "I'll know when I see it" kind of things. I get why this one is mostly forgotten but it really isn't terrible in the right mindset. Plus it's got a very early Viggo Mortensen role, if you keep track of that kind of thing.
I really liked this one... I thought it was better than part 2, even though it's farther removed from the original. I found it to be extraordinarily mean-spirited, among other things. And, yeah, I agree on it being quintessentially early-90s, even though I can't really make out why either. It just resonates that time period for some reason.
Well, I actually liked part 2 better (but I also love horror comedies). I did think part 3 was better than its reputation seems to indicate (got a whopping 30% on metacritic). I'd rather watch Part 3 than some of the newer ones for sure.

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Post by jdidaco » June 24th, 2019, 11:35 pm

Video Nasties,

Banned in UK,

37. The Burning (Tony Maylam, 1981) 5.5/10
38. The Nesting (Armand Weston, 1981) 5.5/10
39. The Clairvoyant (Armand Mastroianni, 1982) 6/10
40. The Slayer (J.S. Cardone, 1982) 7/10

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1. Stríbrný vítr (Silvery Wind, Václav Krska, 1954-56) 10/10
2. Vyssí princip (Higher Principle, Jirí Krejcík, 1960) 10/10
3. Hra o jablko (The Apple Game, Vera Chytilová, 1977) 7.5/10
4. Ja milujem, ty milujes (I Love, You Love, Dusan Hanák, 1980-89) 9/10
5. Night School (Ken Hughes, 1981) 6/10
6. Final Exam (Jimmy Huston, 1981) 5/10
7. Graduation Day (Herb Freed, 1981) 3/10
8. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (Stephen Carpenter & Jeffrey Obrow, 1982) 4.5/10
9. Carmen, Baby (Radley Metzger, 1967) 7.5/10
10. Daddy, Darling (Joseph W. Sarno, 1970) 7/10
11. The Toy Box (Ronald Víctor García, 1971) 4/10
12. The Toolbox Murders (Dennis Donnelly, 1978) 5/10
13. Ósmy dzien tygodnia (The Eighth Day of the Week, Aleksander Ford, 1958) 10/10
14. Kobieta samotna (A Woman Alone, Agnieszka Holland,1981-87) 9.5/10
15. Des diamants pour l'enfer (Women Behind Bars, Jesús Franco,1975) 6.5/10
16. Die Säge des Todes (Bloody Moon, Jesús Franco, 1981) 5/10
17. Synoikia to Oneiro (Dream Neighbourhood, Alekos Alexandrakis, 1961) 9/10
18. Pio thermi kai ap' ton ilio (The Two Faces of Love, Omiros Efstratiadis, 1972) 7.5/10
19. La belva col mitra (The Mad Dog Killer, Sergio Grieco, 1977) 6.5/10
20. L'ultimo cacciatore (The Last Hunter, Antonio Margheriti, 1980) 6/10
21. Das Beil von Wandsbek (The Axe of Wandsbek, Falk Harnack, 1951) 8.5/10
22. Der Untertan (The Kaiser's Lackey, Wolfgang Staudte, 1951) 9/10
23. Berlin um die Ecke (Berlin Around the Corner, Gerhard Klein, 1965) 10/10
24. Wenn du groß bist, lieber Adam (When You Grow Up, Dear Adam, Egon Günther, 1966-90) 9/10
25. Virus (Hell of the Living Dead, Bruno Mattei & Claudio Fragasso, 1980) 5/10
26. Rosso sangue (Absurd, Joe D'Amato, 1981) 5/10
27. 491 (Vilgot Sjöman, 1964) 8/10
28. Nana (Mac Ahlberg, 1970) 7/10
29. La horripilante bestia humana (Night of the Bloody Apes, René Cardona, 1969) 4/10
30. La maldición de la bestia (Night of the Howling Beast, Miguel Iglesias, 1975) 4/10
31. Avant le déluge (Before the Deluge, André Cayatte, 1954) 8.5/10
32. Tamango (John Berry, 1958) 9/10
33. Mad Doctor of Blood Island (Gerardo de Leon & Eddie Romero, 1968) 6.5/10
34. Firecracker (Cirio H. Santiago, 1981) 6/10
35. Dincolo de nisipuri (Beyond the Sands, Radu Gabrea, 1974) 9/10
36. Faleze de nisip (Sand Cliffs, Dan Pita, 1983) 8.5/10

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flavo5000 wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 6:50 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
June 24th, 2019, 5:57 pm
You are NOT allowed to see my listShow
1. The Boogey Man (1980) [video nasty]
2. Cairo Station (1958)
3. Orgy of the Dead (1965)
4. The Driller Killer (1979) [video nasty]
5. Island of Death (1976) [video nasty]
6. Friday the 13th (1980) [video nasty]
7. The Last House on the Left (1972) [video nasty]
8. The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
9. Borat (2006)
10. Dawn of the Dead (1978) [video nasty]
11. Zombi 2 AKA Zombie (1979) [video nasty]
12. Saw (2004)
13. The Ten Commandments (1956)
14. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
15. I Spit on Your Grave (1978) [video nasty]
16. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) [video nasty]
17. Grimm's Fairy Tales for Adults (1960) [video nasty]
18. Zombie Lake (1981) [video nasty]
19. Faces of Death (1978) [video nasty]
20. Platoon (1986)
21. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) [video nasty]
Banned in UK for violence? Possibly the fact that British conservatives weren't ready to commit to the left-wing liberal idea that "racism is bad." Anyway... Pretty cool film. The violence was not over-the-top in any way, and it was really interesting to see this sort of virulent racism in not-the-US. The snap into the violence was shocking, but the build to it left no doubt as to why it happened. A bit slow-paced overall, but a pretty enjoyable film.
I thought this was a legitimately really good movie. Not sure how it got wrapped up in the Video Nasty shenanigans.
Agreed - the consensus I've been able to find online is that no one really knows how it ended up on the Video Nasty list. Likely just because it came out at the height of the panic. :shrug:

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