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Dont Go Woods Alone Blu ray Don’t Go in the Woods is a 1981 USA horror by James Bryan.
Starring Jack McClelland, Mary Gail Artz and James P Hayden. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb UK: Previously passed 15 uncut for:

  • 2015 88 Films RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon released on 23rd March 2015

There is alsoa US releaseUS: Uncut and MPAA rated for:

  • 2015 Vinegar Syndrome (RA) Blu-ray/R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon released on 10th March 2015

Video Nasty

Banned as a video nasty in 1983.

Passed 15 uncut since 2007 DVD

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Four young campers, Craig, Peter, Ingrid and Joanie, back-pack through the mountains for a relaxing weekend in the wilderness.

They enter a forest which becomes denser and darker as they progress. Peter(Nick Mc Clelland) and Ingrid (Mary Galeartz) fear that they are lost. The brush moves and something is there. Suddenly a large form rushes forward. A wide machete gleaming in the light falls fast. Craig (James P. Hayden) slips dead to the ground.

Peter and the others flee screaming into the forest. The rest of the day and terrifying night is spent running and hiding from the maniac murderer (Tom Drury) who is constantly in pursuit.

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Nazi Basterds Bombshells Michelle McGee Nazi Basterds & Bombshells consists of:

  • Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction (Documentary)
  • Deported Women of the SS Special Section (banned by the BBFC)
  • SS Hell Camp (aka The Beast in Heat, a video nasty)
  • Fraulein Devil
  • Frauleins in Uniform (cut by the BBFC)

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Full Moon Nazi Basterds and Bombshells R0 DVD at US Amazon

Censorship History

Deported Women is a 1976 Italian women in prison film by Rino Di Silvestro.
With John Steiner, Lina Polito and Stefania D’Amario.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1977 cinema release. Released uncut on pre-cert VHS. Available in the US

SS Hell Camp (aka The Beast in Heat) is a 1977 Italian Naziploitation by Luigi Batzella
With Macha Magall, Gino Turini and Edilio Kim.
YouTube icon IMDb

Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Not released in the UK since. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Frauleins in Uniform is a 1973 Switzerland war thriller by Erwin C Dietrich.
Starring Elisabeth Felchner, Karin Heske and Renate Kasché. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1974 cinema release. Various short versions exist.

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The Nazi BASTARDS AND BOMBSHELLS DVD set collects five of the most shocking and the most sizzling movies that the Nazi Exploitation genre has to offer! Packed to the brim with wild women, devious doctors, and furious fuhrers, Nazi Basterds and Bombshells will settle for nothing less than your unconditional surrender!

Featuring the Nazisploitation classics SS Hellcamp, Deported Women of the SS Special Section, Frauleins in Uniform, and Fraulein Devil, plus the modern retrospective Nazithon: Decadence and Destruction, this collection offers a history lesson like no other.

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Bloody Moon Blu ray Olivia Pascal Bloody Moon is a 1981 Spanish/German slasher by Jess Franco.
With Olivia Pascal, Christoph Moosbrugger and Nadja Gerganoff. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Richard comments: There will possibly be a UK Blu-ray release from Severin Films.


Video Nasty

Cut by theBBFC for 1972 cinema release.The same version was released on pre-cert video along with the uncut version. These were then banned as video nasties.

Later cut by the BBFC for 1993 VHS.

The BBFC cuts were waived for 2008 DVD.

See further details at Melon Farmers Film Cuts: Bloody Moon

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As the body-count genre stabbed its way into audiences hearts in the early 80s, EuroTrash auteur Jess Franco (Sadomania, Mansion Of The Living Dead) was asked to create his own saga of slaughtered schoolgirls complete with gratuitous nudity, graphic violence, and gory set pieces. But just when you thought you’d seen it all, Franco shocked the world by delivering surprising style, genuine suspense and a cavalcade of depravity that includes incest, voyeurism and roller disco. The luscious Olivia Pascal of Vanessa fame stars in this twisted thriller that was banned in England yet is now presented uncut and uncensored including the complete stone mill power saw sequence -for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

Special Features:

  • Franco Moon- Interview with Director Jess Franco
  • Theatrical Trailer
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Deadato Cinema Death Box Set Discs Deadato’s Cinema of Death Box-Setcontains:

  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • House on the Edge of the Park
  • Phantom of Death

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

Cannibal Holocaust is a 1979 Italian adventure by Ruggero Deodato.
With Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi and Perry Pirkanen. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Famously banned in the UK as a Video Nasty in 1983. Unbanned for the heavily cut 2001 DVD. The cuts were reduced to animal violence only for 2011 DVD. Deodato produced a new edit in 2011 to more tidily remove the animal violence.

House on the Edge of the Park is a 1980 Italian horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato
With David Hess and Annie Belle. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Banned by the BBFC for 1981 cinema release. Banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned after 12 minutes of cuts in 2002. Cuts reduced to 43s in 2011.

Phantom of Death is a 1988 Italy horror thriller by Ruggero Deodato.
Starring Michael York, Edwige Fenech and Donald Pleasence. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1989 release on VHS. Uncut since 2007 DVD.

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Shameless proudly presents the 1st ever CINEMA-OF-DEATH anthology of Ruggero Deodato, “Mr Cannibal” himself, the director of possibly the nastiest Video Nasties which have since become cult must-see and now subject of top academic research, public debates and high-brow critical acclaim.

The artwork of this limited numbered edition Boxset has been exclusively created for Shameless by top British film poster artist Graham Humphreys.

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST on its 1st release, director Deodato was charged with killing his own cast and jailed! In UK, it incarnated THE Video Nasty. Banned and then cut by several minutes, it took a full 30 years for the censors to relax their grip!

We present two versions of this, the most controversial film ever made: A unique Director’s re-edit (shown 1st in London s West-End) which tones down the animal cruelty (to fit better with 21st Century sensibilities) without shortening the film. The other is the full strength 80s dish! Very strong stuff – especially because of its unsurpassed, documentary-like, extremely realistic depiction of gory violence. With this landmark film Deodato single-handedly invented the ‘found-footage’ genre (imitated by Blair Witch et al). Often imitated, this is The Original and unequaled best.

THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK also a Video Nasty, this claustrophobic staging of a vicious home-invasion scenario explodes into slasher torture hell, with star David Hess giving one of the strongest performances of his career and Deodato a master-class in directing, proving again that under the blood and guts there is a brilliant film maker formed by Neo-realism.

[Extras: Deodato & star Giovanni Lombardo Radice in a public debate with senior BBFC examiner. Plus a last in-depth interview with the late David Hess].

In THE PHANTOM OF DEAT H Deodato’s unwavering directing meets a barnstorming performance from Michael York (Cabaret, Austin Powers) as the pianist virtuoso who suddenly starts aging at alarming speed – progeria, a devastating real-life affliction. With death closing in fast, the pianist looses his mind in a murderous frenzy of brutal hackings.. Edwige Fenech and Donald Pleasence co-star.

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Video Nasties Definitive Limited Edtion Graham Bright was the Tory MP who put together the 1984 Video Recordings Act in response to the videonasties panic in the early 80s. He is now the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner.The makers of the much anticipated documentary, Video Nasties: Draconian Days , have scored a a bit of a scoop. In a videoed interview which took place in the 1980s Bright spoke of his fears for youngsters and dogs. He said:

If anyone can stand up and defend the sort of horrific scenes that I have had to see and other members of parliament have had to see, I believe there are living in a different world to that world that I live in.

I believe that research is taking place and it will show that these films not only affect young people but I believe they affect dogs as well. It goes far too far.

Speaking about the interview this week, Bright told of his pride at introducing the act and desperately tried to gloss over his dog shite comment. He claimed to the Cambridge News:

That was a load of rubbish. I didn’t say they had an affect on dogs. I was saying they were researching it. I didn’t bother about that. I was trying to protect children.

Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide Part 2 , is being released on DVD by Nucleus on July 14 ( See Amazon) . It is released to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act.

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Gestapos Last Orgy Daniela Poggi The Gestapo’s Last Orgy is a 1977 Italian prison film by Cesare Canevari.
With Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi and Maristella Greco.
YouTube icon IMDb US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2014 Intervision Picture Corp R0 DVD at US Amazon released on 3rd June 2014

UK Censorship History

Banned in the UK as a Video Nasty, and never released since.

Promotional Material

In the tradition of THE NIGHT PORTER, SALON KITTY and SALO only far more depraved comes perhaps the most notorious Nazisploitation epic of them all: Daniela Levy (aka Italian TV presenter and future UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Daniela Poggi) stars as a beautiful young death camp prisoner forced into a nightmare of brutality, torment and sexual degradation. But will a Commandant’s vilest urge trigger her ultimate vengeance? Marc Loud (aka Adriano Micantoni of TOMB OF TORTURE) co-stars in this fetid slice of filth-strüdel also known as LAST ORGY OF THE THIRD REICH and CALIGULA REINCARNATED AS HITLER now presented totally uncut and uncensored, including the infamous dinner scene that still has the film banned in the UK!

Special Features:

  • Interview With Film Historian Marcus Stiglegger
  • A Brief History Of Sadiconazista
  • Trailer
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Video Nasties Definitive Limited Edtion Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide 2 is a 2014 documentary by Jake West and Marc Morris. UK: BBFC details not yet published for:

  • 2014 Nucleus Films R2 DVD at UK Amazon released on 14th July 2014

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Released to tie in with the 30th Anniversary of the Video Recordings Act, July 1984 and limited to 6,666 individually numbered sets, each comes with postcards featuring the DPP Section 3 cover art and Graham Humphrey’s original cover art.

The Video Nasties continue to be a major source of interest to this day, and after the crtical and sales success of Video Nasties 1, comes the return! Video Nasties 2 is released to tie-in with the establishment of the Video Recordings Act.

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-aggrandizing moral guardians, and the film charts the consequences of this, including 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 amazing 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’.
Every shocking Section 3 title is presented with its original trailer and a newly filmed featurette that includes a wide range of notable genre journalists and acclaimed media academics that explore and uncover the sordid history of each release.