Films

Im into horror, especially the obscure like the video nasties list of 72 from 1984. I watch obscure films from mainly europe and especially italy n france. Here is my world of films I like or love  from the 60s to now, I’m a huge horror fan and loved all those video nasties in late 70s n 80s which I own a lot of now, although some have taken years for a release, I am not into comic book films (just a few sneaky ones) and I like British, Irish and Australian films most and those kinky 1970/80s Italian horror stuff lol, I own a lot maybe too many dvds n blu rays.

The 72 video nasties of 1984 by Celestron1980

Video nasty” was a colloquial term coined in the United Kingdom by 1982 which originally applied to a number of films distributed on video cassette that were criticized for their violent content by the press, commentators such as Mary Whitehouse, and various religious organizations.

While violence in films released to cinemas had received attention from an official body, the British Board of Film Censorship, for many years, the lack of a regulatory system for video sales combined with the claim that any film could fall into children’s hands led to public debate. Many of these “video nasties” were low-budget horror films produced in Italy and the United States. The furore created by the response to video nasties led to the introduction of the Video Recordings Act 1984 which imposed a stricter code of censorship on videos than was required for cinema release. Several major studio productions ended up being banned on video, falling within the scope of legislation designed to control the distribution of video nasties. Due to a legislative mistake discovered in August 2009, the Video Recordings Act 1984 was repealed and re-enacted without change by the Video Recordings Act 2010