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A documentary analysis of the hysteria caused by the distribution of violent movies on videocassette in Britain during the 1980s.

Cast & Crew

Christopher Smith
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Kim Newman
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Patricia MacCormack
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Mary Whithouse
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Jake West
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Rob Lord
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Critic Reviews for Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5)

  • 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

    November 26, 2010
  • A fascinating look at the golden age of home video and the controversies that rose from its prominence

    August 5, 2019 | Full Review…
  • 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

    July 3, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The assembled interviews give some interesting, considered perspectives from both sides.

    March 5, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    November 9, 2010 | Full Review…

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