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Old 23-02-2013, 15:40   #1
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Video Nasties - Gonna watch em all! It's a marathon not a sprint........

A recent viewing of The Definitive Guide documentary and trailers have got me motivated enough to start going through the list again. I rashly decided to try and watch one a night to see how long it takes me before I give up out of boredom but I'm 5 nights in and I'm having a blast

Should note I have a high tolerance for these kind of films as I'm a fan of cult horror, eurosleaze and other flicks that most people quiet rightly wouldn't watch even if they were paid to.......

Of the first five; Absurd, Anthropophagus, Axe, The Beast In Heat & Bay Of Blood - the only one's I had seen before were Anthropophagus (nowhere near as dull as I remember it being) and Bay Of Blood (as good as I remember it being plus funnier).

Tonight it's Blood Feast - I've only ever seen this one as an Elvira special!
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Old 23-02-2013, 15:52   #2
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I think I've got about 18 or 19 of them. I want to collect all 39, and I think 99% of them are available in some format. The one where the beast eats the girls pubic hair was so ****** up and a lot of fun.

I was too young in the early 80's to understand what was going on at the time, so I suppose I'm lucky (poor choice of a word?) to be able to have better access to them all now.

www.melonfarmers.co.uk generally have up to date information about their availability.

And, any excuse to pimp my Beyond collection ...

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I've seen a fair few over the years but certainly no where near the amount you or the wee fella have GPR.

I remember our local video shop closed down and by luck we had House On The Edge Of The Park rented out so ended up owning that. Had it for years as well and think eventually lost it moving house. That was years ago though. It may even have been Betamax I just cannot remember!

Going to watch that documentary soon as well.

You think you'll make it through the full list... ?

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Old 23-02-2013, 16:26   #4
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All apart from Axe & Mardi Gras massacre.
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Hernster - Nice collection! The Beyond is one of my favourites and one of the few video nasties I've been lucky enough to catch on the big screen (couple years back).

Prof - Dunno if I'll make it through the first 39 mate let alone the whole 70-odd but I'm optimistic at this early stage

Being born in 79 I was too young as well to understand any of the "video nasties" debate/controversy. All I know is from when I was like 8 years old and up my uncle rented videos out of his shop and they included a whole bunch of uncut video nasties like Zombie Flesh Eaters that I'd just find lying about the house and stick on the VCR, great days, lol!
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Ah yes, that screening of The Beyond at the GFT including Raymond's encounter with Catriona MacColl... That was hilarious!!!
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Prof - Yeah it's the Fulci double bill you're thinking of, not FrightFest.

As for uncut dvd releases I've been collecting cult horror for years so I seem to have most of these in one form or another, my thoughts so far.....

#1 Absurd - US Mya Release uncut
Good fun this, hilarious dubbing and a ridiculous spaghetti take on the Halloween slasher flick with George Eastman as the Michael Myers type serial killer who couldn't even be bothered wearing a mask. Plus some nutso sci-fi explanation about why he has regenerative powers.

#2 Antropophagus - US Shriek Show/Media Blasters uncut
More George Eastman. This time as a cannibalistic "beast" that is terrorising a Greek island. Like I said not as dull as I remember it being, perhaps because I knew what not to expect; lots of action. The gore scenes are few and far between but still pretty sick and funny when they come around, especially the "beast's" reaction to his own handful of guts at the end!

#3 Axe - US Something Weird Video uncut
Not what I was expecting at all. Bit of a dreamy drive-in 70's vibe to this one. With very little gore but relatively nicely shot (for a low budget 70's horror) and a compelling little story that actually makes you think about what's going on and why. Not sure why it's on the video nasties list at all besides the title.

#4 The Beast In Heat - Dutch? AWE uncut
Sub-par Ilsa clone with half of the flick devoted to deathly dull Italian partisans vs nazis running around the countryside shenanigans and the other half set in a nazi dungeon where a hot blonde uberfuhrer tortures her victims in routine fashion. Highlight of this one is the epic reveal of the rats being used to torture one woman that turn out to be quite clearly a couple of hamsters....painted black.

#5 Bay Of Blood - From the US Bava Vol 2 Collection uncut English language version and even had an informative Tim Lucas commentary.
Classy giallo/horror that may have inspired the US body count slasher flick phenomenon (Friday The 13th, etc). Very gory for 1971 and besides the 15-20 minute section involving the four teenagers fannying about it's nicely paced with a fun little satirical dark streak and a couple of standout death scenes. Had to stop myself jumping into the rest of the Bava flicks in the set for now.
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I've seen them all except Blood Rites, Devil Hunter, Expose, The Werewolf and the Yeti, Gestapo's Last Orgy, Love Camp 7, SS Experiment Camp and Mardi Gras Massacre.

I regret the day I got rid of all my old Vipco, Vampix, Intervision (et al.) VHS tapes, as I'm sure they'd be worth something to a collector nowadays. Hell, they'd even hold a special place in my heart now.
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Worth an absolute fortune, some of them. I've toyed with the idea of collecting a set but don't have deep enough pockets. A genuine Beast In Heat goes for well over £1000 with a few others fetching similar sums.

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I haven't seen Devil Hunter (which I have on DVD but not watched yet) or Mardi Gras Massacre (must pick up the DVD one day). That is all.
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I picked up Mardi Gras Masscare from a horror con a few months ago, but I still haven't checked it out yet, I wouldn't be surprised if it was an R-Rated cut version.
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A genuine Beast In Heat goes for well over £1000 with a few others fetching similar sums.
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KRW, any idea how much some Tom Savini memorabilia might be worth? He did a show at Hatfield near St.Alban's about 18 years ago, and I met him there and got some VHS tapes (now gone) and books (still have) signed by him. Would be interested in the value. I expect items are worth different amounts to different fans...
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I'm stoked I'm going to the www.bloodatthebeach.com convention in a few months. Tom Savini amongst the guests. I can't decide yet on what I'd like him to sign.
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KRW, any idea how much some Tom Savini memorabilia might be worth? He did a show at Hatfield near St.Alban's about 18 years ago, and I met him there and got some VHS tapes (now gone) and books (still have) signed by him. Would be interested in the value. I expect items are worth different amounts to different fans...
No idea, mate, sorry. It's worth whatever someone wants to pay with things like that. They're likely to be worth something, but it all depends.

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Sure is, but there was only about 200 made, a lot were destroyed and the few that remain are in the hands of other collectors and no DPP39 collection is complete without. There's lots that fetch good prices, I'm watching this auction with interest - it's a complete one-off and is likely to go for well over £1000

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Panic-VIP-...item257b07c3f4
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Have to be honest, I didn't even know what films were on the list until I just googled it Looks like "I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses" is the only one that I may not have seen.
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3 months on the list does not count IMO
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The ec version of The Beyond was the first dvd I ever owned. Back in 99 I thought the picture quality was amazing.
It did however set me off on a mission to own as many nasties as possible on dvd. Ive bought then sold on a few but still have some. Ive since found dvd rips and divx versions all over youtube and the web so have two files for the first and second list.

I think the only one I havent managed to track down yet is love camp 7. If I get that Ill have all 72.
Ive watched the good ones and turned the crud off. Last one I sat all the way thru was fight for your life.
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The ec version of The Beyond was the first dvd I ever owned. Back in 99 I thought the picture quality was amazing.
It did however set me off on a mission to own as many nasties as possible on dvd. Ive bought then sold on a few but still have some. Ive since found dvd rips and divx versions all over youtube and the web so have two files for the first and second list.

I think the only one I havent managed to track down yet is love camp 7. If I get that Ill have all 72.
Ive watched the good ones and turned the crud off. Last one I sat all the way thru was fight for your life.
I have Love Camp 7, I haven't seen it for years, but I remember it being crap. Fight was a canny film, I have the R1 issued by Blue Underground.
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