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Video Nasties Revisted

A threat to the moral order: Fred Schepisi's scathing historical drama The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Video Nasties: Draconian Days, Jake West’s second documentary about Britain’s panic over the evils of home video is a fascinating examination of the political intentions of censorship and the resulting chaotic social impact of the state’s attempts to control personal taste.