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  • 1. • Video nasties was a term used to describe a number of films distributed on video cassettes that were criticized for there violent and gory content. •Many of these "video nasties" were low-budget horror films produced in Italy and the United States •In the 1980s horror flicks were released were released uncensored, the movie were so much packed with gory that it led to the video recording act.
  • 2. • The Video Recordings Act 1984It states that commercial video recordings offered for sale or for hire within the UK must carry a classification set by the British Board of Film classification Uc - universal particulary suitable for young children. u - universal suitable for all. pg - parental guidance general viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. 12 - suitable only for persons of 12 years and older. Not to be supplied to any person below that age. 15 - suitable only for persons of 15 years and older. Not to be supplied to any person below that age. 18 - suitable only for persons of 18 years and older. Not to be supplied to any person below that age. restricted 18 - to be supplied only in licensed sex shops to persons of not less than 18 years.
  • 3. • 1980’s was the golden age for fans of the horror genre. Since the films weren't covered by censorship laws, the films were released uncut in all their gory glory. • Meanwhile the new video recording act of 1984 gave renamed British board of classification the authority to cut or even ban films, this was the end of the golden age and uncut videos become a collectors item.
  • 4. • Childs play • I spit on your grave • Last house on the left • The hills have eyes •Cannibal Holocaust is well known exploitation film because of the controversy following the release. After premiering in Italy it was seized by the magistrate. • Deodato the director was arrested. He was accused of making a snuff film due to the rumours that certain actors were killed on camera. •The was banned in Italy, UK ,Australia and several other countries