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A History Of Violence: Great Britain's Video Nasties

October 27th, 2008 9:43am EDT
The Evil Dead
In the mid-1980s while American mothers panicked over the influence rock music had on the nation's youth, the mothers of Great Britain panicked over an entirely different matter. Rather than setting their crosshairs on Quiet Riot or Prince, the British went after ultra-violent exploitation films. While in America, the music industry carried on mostly unharmed, the rabble of concerned parents in the UK influenced legislation which led to dozens of films being banned by the government. In 1984, the British government released a list of films they considered too vile for public consumption. Th...
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Politically-Charged Slasher Flick 'The Tripper' Comes To Unrated Edition DVD On Oct. 23

October 4th, 2007 3:38pm EDT
The Tripper
Prepare for a killer trip! It's the dawning of the age of bloodshed as a homicidal maniac with an obsession for Ronald Reagan wreaks havoc upon a group of bohemians in the horror satire The Tripper, debuting as The "Impeachable" Unrated Version DVD October 23rd from Fox Home Entertainment. Directed, produced and co-written by David Arquette (Scream trilogy, Eight Legged Freaks), the film is a nostalgic homage to the exploitation films of Wes Craven and Tobe Hooper that follows a group of free-loving hippies who escape to a modern- day Woodstock for a weekend of debauchery, only...
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