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UK Documentaries On Censorship, Horror & Video Nasties

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Hi all,

I thought it worth adding a post about a project I'm currently working on which may interest some of you.

Its a 'nostalgia trip' pet project to collect together as many rare UK TV documentaries on censorship, horror & video nasties as I can. This project isn't for anything official, really just for me and anyone else interested. I have very fond memories of long gone days when such material was on TV, especially the BBC's forbidden weekend where I first saw Bad Taste.

I have made up a fairly comprehensive list from internet research & memory of what has been shown, although I don't actually have everything that's on there, and there is bound to be programmes I've missed. You can see that list here;

http://www.seenoevil.aquiss.com/Censored.-.UK.Documentaries.On.Censorship,.Horror.And.Video.Nasties-SeeNoEvil.pdf

From this list I have already have select items, which have been collected together over the last few years of buying (official retail & bootleg), trading & sharing, although I've been a little loose with some specific material just to have it in there (such as Masters Of Horror, which is an excellent US made documentary, but has been shown on UK TV) here is what I have so far, in alphabetical order;


Ban The Sadist Videos (Parts 1 & 2)
Banned In The UK (Parts 1 - 4)
BBC2 Forbidden Season - Alex Cox on Django Kill
BBC2 Forbidden Season - Christopher Frayling on El Topo
BBC2 Forbidden Season - David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme
BBC2 Forbidden Season - George Romero and Dawn Of The Dead
Bravo TV's 100 Scariest Movie Moments (S1 - E1) 100 To 76
Bravo TV's 100 Scariest Movie Moments (S1 - E2) 75 To 51
Bravo TV's 100 Scariest Movie Moments (S1 - E3) 50 To 31
Bravo TV's 100 Scariest Movie Moments (S1 - E4) 30 To 14
Bravo TV's 100 Scariest Movie Moments (S1 - E5) 13 To 1
Channel 4's Banned Season Tim Roth Introduction - The Evil Dead
Channel 4's Banned Season Tim Roth Introduction - The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Clive Barker's A - Z Of Horror (S1 - E1) American Psycho
Clive Barker's A - Z Of Horror (S1 - E2) The Devil You Know
Clive Barker's A - Z Of Horror (S1 - E3) The Kingdom Of The Dead
Clive Barker's A - Z Of Horror (S1 - E4) Broken Homes
Clive Barker's A - Z Of Horror (S1 - E5) A Fate Worse Than Death
Clive Barker's A - Z Of Horror (S1 - E6) Beyond Good And Evil
Empire Of The Censors (Parts 1 & 2)
Fear In The Dark
Fear, Panic & Censorship
Masters of Horror
Son Of The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E1) Jackie Chan
Son Of The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E2) Fred Olen Ray & Doris Wishman
Son Of The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E3) The Legend of El Santo
Son Of The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E4) Ed Wood Jr
Son Of The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E5) Tsui Hark & Stuart Gordon
Son Of The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E6) George A Romero & Tom Savini
The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (Parts 1 & 2)
The American Nightmare
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E1) John Waters
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E2) Ray Dennis Steckler
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E3) Herschell Gordon Lewis
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E4) Ted V Mickels
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E5) Sam Raimi
The Incredibly Strange Film Show (S1 - E6) Russ Meyer
The Perfect Scary Movie
The Very Worst... Gore Movies
X Rated - The Top 20 Most Controversial TV Programmes
X-Rated - Ads They Couldn't Show
X-Rated - Sex Films In Your Living Room
X-Rated - The Films That Shocked Britain
X-Rated - The Pop Videos They Tried To Ban
X-Rated - The Scenes They Tried To Ban
X-Rated - The TV They Tried To Ban


Would anyone have any material that I don't, or be able suggest anything not on my list? Two things I really want are the documentaries 'Last Days Of The Board' & 'Children Of The Video', both of which I saw originally but haven't found since. If anyone wants to make contact, please PM me. One service I can offer is that I have a high end S-VHS VCR so can do high quality VHS to DVD transfers for those who want to help me out, but don't have that facility themselves.

Anyway, enough nostalgia, cheers, Rob.

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That's a superb list. Unfortunately I have nothing which you already haven't got - potentially the Fear In The Dark and Clive Barker Episodes are transfers that I've put out there but maybe you've gotten them yourself :D

Would be fascinated from anything that comes of it.


Cheers,

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It's not a documentary but a short film by the BBC which might be worth considering given the theme you're going with - Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story. Unfortunately I don't have a copy but I've seen it available as a torrent from the usual places... :)

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Man I would love to see any and all of this, copy and pasted to keep an eye out for them.

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