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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Diary: On A Nasty Mission

Okay. I got that Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide DVD set (which I'm currently enjoying every second of and completely immersing myself in) and have come to a decision. I'm going to try and track down most of the films on the video nasties list and either add them to my collection or, at the very least, watch them in as close to an uncut state as possible.

I think these films sum up a very volatile and interesting period in genre cinema, and while many of them are utterly reprehensible, I would argue that many of them have a great deal of aesthetically and thematically interesting material to be experienced.

I already own fifteen or sixteen of the films on the notorious Video Nasties list, and I'm going to watch those again while my mission to find most of the other titles to add to my personal movie knowledge and collection. I say 'most' of the films as there are entries on the list that don't interest me at all, namely those based around concentration camps and suchlike. I mean, even I have my limits.

My review of the Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide box set is on its way, and it's gonna be huge.

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