Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part Two, Draconian Days is a 2014 British documentary film co-directed by Jake West and Marc Morris. It was released on July 14, 2014.
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Disc One: “Video Nasties: Draconian Days”
Nucleus Films’ critically acclaimed follow-up documentary to ‘VIDEO NASTIES: MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP AND VIDEOTAPE’ (2010) from director Jake West and producer Marc Morris who continue to uncover the shocking story of home entertainment following the introduction of the 1984 Video Recordings Act.
The United Kingdom was plunged into a new Dark Age of the most restrictive censorship, where the horror movie became the bloody eviscerated victim of continuing dread created by self-aggrandising moral guardians, and the film charts the consequences of this, including the subversive social culture that sprung up around it.
With fascinating interviews and more jaw-dropping archive footage, get ready to reflect and rejoice on the passing of a turbulent time.
Discs Two and Three: “The Section 3 List”
Presents the official additional 82 titles that were officially designated under “Section 3” of the Obscene Publications Act by the Director of Public Prosecutions. These titles were liable for seizure and forfeiture by the police, removed from sale or hire and then destroyed; although they were not ultimately prosecuted.
This list was discovered whilst researching legal paperwork for the original “VIDEO NASTIES: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE” and finally clears up why so many additional titles were historically considered to be “Video Nasties”.
Titles include: ‘Blood Lust’, ‘Brutes & Savages’, ‘Cannibals’, ‘Dead Kids’, ‘Deep Red’, ‘Death Weekend’, ‘Demented’, ‘Eaten Alive’, ‘Headless Eyes’, ‘Hell Prison’, ‘Love Butcher’, ‘Mark of the Devil’, ‘Massacre Mansion’, Savage Terror’, ‘Scream for Vengeance’ ‘Suicide Cult, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’, ‘Xtro’ and ‘Zombie Holocaust’.