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Re: Video nasties!

Post by supermario » Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:46 am

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JazzFunk wrote:^I haven't seen both movies in about 18 years, but that scene you mention sounds like it may have been from Dead & Buried (which WAS a video nasty, primarily for that scene, it's a pretty well-made horror film and was later re-released with mere seconds snipped out - though the uncut version was also accidentally re-released on sell-thru). The rest of the film is pretty tame, it's just that one bit that is overtly gruesome.
Aye that looks like it, has also got the guy being tied up in a net and burned - cheers
Watched that over the weekend (movies24) - it was not too bad and I'm sure had a bit of that scene cut out.
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by JazzFunk » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:49 pm

^I've got the old uncut Anchor Bay DVD lying around sealed somewhere, will have to dig it out and rewatch it, I remember it being very decent.

When I first saw it as a kid in the 80s, I was more excited because it starred James Farentino, who was in the Blue Thunder TV show (which I thought was very, very cool before Airwolf kind of killed it off)!

For anyone interested, Arrow Films are doing some ace, uncut deluxe PAL R2 releases of old horrors/cult films, stuff like Street Trash, Inferno (finally uncut!), The House By The Cemetery, A Bay Of Blood (another former 'nasty' released for ther first time *uncut* over here!), and ANOTHER former 'nasty', Island Of Death, is out uncut as well (v. surprised by that)! Loads of fun stuff, check it out:

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?art_id=4

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Re: Video nasties!

Post by James A » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:34 am

JazzFunk wrote:^I've got the old uncut Anchor Bay DVD lying around sealed somewhere, will have to dig it out and rewatch it, I remember it being very decent.

When I first saw it as a kid in the 80s, I was more excited because it starred James Farentino, who was in the Blue Thunder TV show (which I thought was very, very cool before Airwolf kind of killed it off)!

For anyone interested, Arrow Films are doing some ace, uncut deluxe PAL R2 releases of old horrors/cult films, stuff like Street Trash, Inferno (finally uncut!), The House By The Cemetery, A Bay Of Blood (another former 'nasty' released for ther first time *uncut* over here!), and ANOTHER former 'nasty', Island Of Death, is out uncut as well (v. surprised by that)! Loads of fun stuff, check it out:

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/index.php?art_id=4

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Picked up quite a few of these already including the Fulci films. They've also done a superb Battle Royal box set as well :D
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by che_don_john » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:16 pm

Has anyone heard of or seen a film called 'Zombie Nosh'? Late 70s/early 80s I reckon. Basically soft-porn mixed with a zombie movie!

I don't think it counts as a video nasty, but my mate who I watched with (we found the VHS under his brothers bed when he moved out) told me it was banned when released. I'm not sure why as it's not particularly shocking or offensive, so being of that era I wondered if there was a slim chance it was part of the video nasty wave?
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by JazzFunk » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:45 pm

^It's an unofficial 'sequel' to Night Of The Living Dead (1968 version), directed/written by/starring the 'main' zombie from that film, Bill Hinzman, it's a bit of an ego trip! It never got released in England until the 90s, where Vipco renamed it 'Zombie Nosh'.

I've got it on a Poundland horror 4-pack DVD under its original US title, 'Flesh Eater'. Watched the first few minutes not long back and it seemed tacky but possibly amusing to watch. On a similar note, if you ever see a DVD called "Nights Of Terror", "Burial Ground" or "The Zombie Dead" (same movie) in your local poundshop, I'd urge you to give it a blast - truly soft porn gory zombie shenanigans!

PS: It never got banned, it's too late (1988) to be a video nasty. The only 'true', Romero-style zombie video nasties are:

Zombie Flesh Eaters
Zombie Creeping Flesh (which was, ironically, cut to shreds)
The Beyond
Forest Of Fear
The Living Dead At The Manchester Morgue

(I wouldn't class The Evil Dead, Dead & Buried and House By The Cemetery in the same, "zombie invasion" type of subgenre, even The Beyond is pushing it a tad).

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Re: Video nasties!

Post by greenberet79 » Fri May 06, 2011 12:09 pm

Zombie Nosh is quite frankly the best name for any film ever.
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by Antiriad2097 » Fri May 06, 2011 6:27 pm

Better than Zombie Strippers?
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by tekaotaku » Fri May 06, 2011 6:54 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:Better than Zombie Strippers?
Not as good as

Graveyard Alive: A Zombie Nurse in Love.....

never seen it, but the cover makes it look interesting in an ubber-crap way
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by che_don_john » Wed May 11, 2011 4:17 pm

greenberet79 wrote:Zombie Nosh is quite frankly the best name for any film ever.
Back in school there was a lad who we used to call Cranberries because he had a zombie-like demeanour - lovely lad but always looked half-asleep, never showed any emotion and he barely spoke.

Unbelievably, it transpired that on the night of our 6th form leaving do a girl had, shall we say, given him a treat (nod nod, wink wink).

It didn't take long for said girl to earn the nickname Zombie Nosh.
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by James A » Thu May 12, 2011 7:30 am

Saw Men Behind The Sun last night. That was one of the more gruelling films that ive sat through. Made all the worse as its based on true life events.
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by JazzFunk » Thu May 12, 2011 11:00 pm

^Yeah, now that is a horrible film. All the fake stuff is bad enough but then they have to chuck in a seriously sickening, obviously-set-up-by-the-filmmakers, real-life cat death as some clumsy 'metaphor' for the main theme of the film. That sort of stuff I find very hard to take, the film was already powerful and shocking enough (and ironically casts the filmmakers in the same type of light the film casts the Japs in!!!)

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Re: Video nasties!

Post by parappa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:04 pm

I remember my jaw dropping the first time I watched Brain Dead with the zombie granny falling apart and stomping on the monkey. I actually ordered an uncut copy of Spit on Your Grave from China - wish I hadn't bothered now I've seen it.

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Re: Video nasties!

Post by OldSkoolCoolFool » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:35 pm

parappa wrote:I remember my jaw dropping the first time I watched Brain Dead with the zombie granny falling apart and stomping on the monkey. I actually ordered an uncut copy of Spit on Your Grave from China - wish I hadn't bothered now I've seen it.
Just curious, do you wish you hadn't seen it because it disturbed or offended you in any way or because its just not much fun? (I was gonna use the term censored but that shows up as censored which looks contradictory being as you ordered the uncut version!)
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Re: Video nasties!

Post by parappa » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:04 pm

I liked the revenge part more than the rape and i was only the rape they cut. Cool film though.

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Re: Video nasties!

Post by rapidly-greying » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:24 pm

I was reading a story in the paper the other day about a dude who it looks like had been eaten by canibals on an island somewhere. It made me think of the old video nasties.

I doubt I have the stomach to watch many of them anymore. Evil dead is fabulous viewing though.
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