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Video Nasty The DPP list of ‘video Nasties’ was first made public in June 1983. The list was modified monthly as prosecutions failed or were dropped. In total, 72 separate films appeared on the list at one time or another. Thirty-nine films were successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act but some of these films have been subsequently cut and then approved for release by the BBFC. The remaining 35 were either not prosecuted or had unsuccessful prosecutions. A number of films spent a short time on this list because their prosecutions failed shortly after publication or because it was decided that prosecution was not worth… Read more

Video Nasty

The DPP list of ‘video Nasties’ was first made public in June 1983. The list was modified monthly as prosecutions failed or were dropped. In total, 72 separate films appeared on the list at one time or another. Thirty-nine films were successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act but some of these films have been subsequently cut and then approved for release by the BBFC. The remaining 35 were either not prosecuted or had unsuccessful prosecutions.


A number of films spent a short time on this list because their prosecutions failed shortly after publication or because it was decided that prosecution was not worth pursuing. Ultimately, the list became obsolete when the Video Recordings Act came into force, and since 2001, several of the films have been released uncut. In the majority of cases below where cuts were made, they were scenes of real-life animal cruelty and/or excessive violence to women, both of which are still regarded with some degree of severity by the BBFC.

DPP list

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  • Absurd (original/alternate titles: Rosso Sangue, Anthropophagus 2 — released with 2m 32s cut in 1983, though it was withdrawn post VRA, and has never been re-submitted for classification)(Does have a release in the United States uncut under the title Horrible)
  • The Anthropophagous Beast (original title: Antropophagus — released with approximately 3m of pre-cuts as “The Grim Reaper” in 2002)
  • Axe! (original title: Lisa, Lisa — re-released uncut in 2005)
  • The Beast in Heat (original title: La bestia in Calore) (Banned outright)
  • The Beyond (original title: E tu vivrai nel terrore – L’Aldilà — re-released uncut in 2001)
  • Blood Feast (re-released uncut in 2005)
  • Blood rites (original title: The Ghastly Ones) (Banned outright)
  • Bloody Moon (original title: Die Säge des Todes — released with 1m 20s cut in 1993, released uncut November 2008)
  • The Boogeyman (original title: The Boogeyman — re-released uncut in 2000)
  • The Burning (re-released uncut in 2001)
  • Cannibal Apocalypse (original title: Apocalypse Domani — released with 2s cut in 2005)
  • Cannibal Ferox (alternate title: Make them Die Slowly. released with approximately 5m of pre-cuts plus 6s of additional cuts in 2000)
  • Cannibal Holocaust (released in 2001 with 5m 44s cut to remove most animal cruelty and rape scenes)
  • Cannibal Man (original title: La Semana del Asesino — released with 3s cut in 1993)
  • Cannibal Terror (original title: Terror Caníbal — released uncut in 2003)
  • Contamination (released uncut in 2004 with a 15 rating)
  • Dead & Buried (re-released uncut in 2004)
  • Death Trap (original title: Eaten Alive — re-released uncut in 2000)
  • Deep River Savages (original/alternate title: Il paese del sesso selvaggio, Man from Deep River. — released with 3m 45s cut in 2003)
  • Delirium (released with 16s cut in 1987) (was also called psycho puppet)
  • Devil Hunter (original title: Il cacciatore di uomini) (Passed uncut November 2008)
  • Don’t Go In the House (released with 3m 7s cut in 1987)
  • Don’t Go in the Woods (released uncut in 2007)
  • Don’t Go Near the Park (released uncut in 2006)
  • Don’t Look in the Basement (original title: The Forgotten — released uncut in 2005 with a 15 rating)
  • The Dorm That Dripped Blood (re-released with 10s cut in 2001) (Alternate title: Pranks)
  • The Driller Killer (released with cuts in 1999 – re-released uncut in 2002)
  • The Evil Dead (re-released uncut in 2001)
  • Evilspeak (re-released uncut in 1999)
  • Exposé (re-released with approximately 30s cut in 2006)
  • Faces of Death (released with 2m 19s cut in 2003)
  • Fight For Your Life (Banned outright)
  • Flesh for Frankenstein (re-released uncut in 2006) (Alternate title: Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein)
  • Forest of Fear (original title: Bloodeaters) (Banned outright)
  • Frozen Scream (Banned outright)
  • The Funhouse (released uncut in 1987)
  • Gestapo’s Last Orgy (original title: L’ultima orgia del III Reich) (Banned outright)
  • The House by the Cemetery (original title: Quella villa accanto al cimitero — re-released with 33s cut in 2001, Released uncut in 2009)
  • House on the Edge of the Park (original title: La casa sperduta nel parco — released with 11m 43s cut in 2002)
  • Human Experiments (released with 26s cut in 1994)
  • I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses (released with 1m 6s cut in 1986)
  • I Spit on Your Grave (original title: Day of the Woman — released with 7m 2s cut in 2001)
  • Inferno (re-released with 20s cut in 1993)
  • Island of Death (original title: Ta Pedhia tou dhiavolou — released with 4m 9s cut in 2002)
  • Killer Nun (original title: Suor Omicidi — re-released uncut in 2006)
  • The Last House on the Left (passed uncut on the 17th March, 2008)
  • Late Night Trains (original title: L’ultimo treno della notte — released uncut in 2008)
  • Living Dead At Manchester Morgue (original title: Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti — re-released uncut in 2002)
  • Love Camp 7 (refused a certificate in 2002) (Banned outright)
  • There Was a Little Girl (1981 film) (UK title: Madhouse – released uncut in 2004)
  • Mardi Gras Massacre (Banned outright)
  • Night of the Bloody Apes (original title: La Horripilante bestia humana — released with approximately 1m of pre-cuts in 1999)
  • Night of the Demon (released with 1m 41s cut in 1994)
  • Nightmare Maker(Also known as ‘Butcher/Baker/Nightmare Maker’ on the credits of some versions) (Banned outright)
  • Nightmare in a Damaged Brain (re-released with pre-cuts in 2005)(Alternate title: Nightmare)
  • Possession (released uncut in 1999)
  • Prisoner of the Cannibal God (original title: La montagna del dio cannibale — released with 2m 6s cut in 2001)
  • Revenge of the Bogey Man (original title: Boogeyman II — released with additional footage in 2003)
  • The Slayer (re-released uncut in 2001)
  • Snuff (Passed Uncut in 2003, however it has not been re-released)
  • SS Experiment Camp (original title: Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur — released uncut in 2005)
  • Tenebrae (original title: Tenebre — re-released uncut in 2003)
  • Terror Eyes (original title: Night School — released with 1m 16s cut in 1987)
  • The Toolbox Murders (released with 1m 46s cut in 2000)
  • Twitch of the Death Nerve (original title: Reazione a catena — released with 43s cut in 1994) (2 alternate titles: Bay Of Blood, Carnage)
  • Unhinged (released uncut in 2004)
  • Visiting Hours (released with approximately 2m cut in 1986)
  • The Werewolf and the Yeti (original title: La Maldición de la bestia) (Banned outright)
  • The Witch Who Came From the Sea (released uncut in 2006)
  • Women Behind Bars (original French title: Des diamants pour l’enfer) (Banned outright)
  • Zombie Creeping Flesh (original title: Virus — released uncut in 2002)
  • Zombie Flesh Eaters (original title: Zombi 2 — re-released uncut in 2005) (alternate title: Zombie)

Although commonly thought of as part of the DPP list, the following titles never actually appeared on any government list,

*Women in Cellblock 9 (original title: Frauen für Zellenblock 9 — refused a certificate) (Banned outright)
*Xtro (released uncut in 1987)
*Shogun Assassin (re-released uncut in 1999)
*Dr. Butcher M.D. (original title: Zombi Holocaust — released fully uncut in 2000) Although never listed in the UK as an official video nasty the pre-cert video was seized by Cambridgeshire Police and the dealer was tried under Section 2 of the Obscene Publications Act 1977, though eventually found not guilty.

Directors that rocked the list:
Jesus Franco (3 films on the original list)

Lucio Fulci (3 films on the original list )

Dario Argento (2 films on the original list )

Joe D’Amato (2 films on the original list )

Tobe Hooper (2 films on the original list )

Umberto Lenzi (2 films on the original list)

Ruggero Deodato (2 films on the original list)

More

BOOK – Shock! Horror!: Astounding Artwork From The Video Nasty Era by Marc Morris & Harvey Fenton
DVD – Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide

Videos:
New Documentary: Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape (Teaser)

The Damned – Nasty

Links
A-Z of Video Nasties
Video Nasties List

Mubi goes Nasty (To be updated)
SIMULTANEOUS WATCHING & ANALYSIS WEEK 7: Blood Feast
Cannibal Holocoust

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