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Offsite Article: How many have you seen?...

Link Here7th August 2023
A reboot of Faces of Death inspires the Daily Mail to glory in historic 'outrage' of the Video Nasties

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Shopping: The Last Hunter...

1980 Italy war thriller by Antonio Margheriti, caught up in the Video Nasties panic, just released on UK Blu-ray

Link Here11th June 2023

The Last Hunter is a 1980 Italy war thriller by Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M Dawson).
Starring David Warbeck, Tisa Farrow and Tony King. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb

Passed X uncut for a 1981 cinema release. Videos were seized by police during the Video Nasties moral panic. The BBFC subsequently cut the VHS for an 18 rated 1988 release. Later uncut on 18 rated 2002 DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong gory images, sexual images, sexual threat:
  • 2023 Treasured Films Limited Edition (RB) Blu-ray at UK Amazon #ad released on 10th April 2023

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Following the suicide of his best friend, Captain Henry Morris (David Warbeck) accepts a deadly mission to go behind enemy lines and put a stop to the broadcasting of anti-war propaganda, which is damaging the morale of American troops.

Finally making its UK blu-ray debut, Treasured Films is proud to present this former Section 3 'video nasty', Antonio Margheriti's The Last Hunter (L'Ultimo Cacciatore) as a much-treasured special edition!

Limited Edition Contents

  • Rigid slipcase with exclusive artwork by Graham Humphries.
  • 60-page booklet with essays and interviews by Troy Howarth, Eugenio Ercolani and John Martin.
  • 6 collectors' art cards.

Special Features

  • New 2K scan and restoration from the original camera negative, with encoding/authoring by David Mackenzie @ Fidelity in Motion.
  • The Outsider: Il Cinema Di Antonio Margheriti -- the feature length documentary by Edorado Margheriti as tribute to his father's career. Released for the first time on blu-ray with English subtitles.
  • New audio commentary with Nathaniel Thompson, Eugenio Ercolani and Troy Howarth.
  • Apocalypse Hunter : a new video essay by Eugenio Ercolani.
  • From Dawson To Dawson : a new interview with assistant director Edorado Margheriti.
  • Margie In The Jungle : a new interview with Margie Newton.
  • Jungle Boogie : a new interview with Franco Micalizzi.
  • Mud And Blood : a new interview with Massimo Vanni.
  • Original English Trailer (newly scanned and restored in 2K from the original camera negative).
  • Image Gallery.
  • Reversible cover artwork with original Italian title and artwork.
  • English SDH subtitles.



Shopping: I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses...

1978 Canada video nasty by Murray Markowitz recently released on US Blu-ray

Link Here22nd April 2023
I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses is a 1978 Canada mystery drama by Murray Markowitz
Starring Elke Sommer, Donald Pilon and Chuck Shamata Melon Farmers link IMDb
Briefly banned as a video nasty in 1984. A cut version was released on VHS in 1984 and 1986. Uncut and MPA Unrated in the US.

Summary Notes

A woman is murdered and her millionaire husband is accused. But is he guilty?

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:


run: 87:25s
pal: 83:55s


MPAA Unrated

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US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

Thanks to Richard:

I saw this video from YouTube about the BeyondFest Festival. At the end (at 41m32s) they show a brief video clip of what Severin are releasing in 2022, the pool scene in a red tint is from I Miss You. I got out my VHS rip to check and it's the same.

Worldwide: Available on video from YouTube  titled I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses

BBFC cut
cut: 1:06s
run: 85:55s
pal: 82:29s

pre-cert VHS

UK: Passed 18 after 1:06s of  cuts for:
  • 1986 Heron VHS titled Drop Dead Dearest

UK: A cut pre cert version was released:

  • 1984 VideoForm VHS

Both of the above versions are cut with the same running time. Therefore it is not clear who to attribute the cuts to.

run: 86:53s
pal: 83:24s
Video NastyUK: Released uncut on pre-cert video for:
  • 1984 Intercity VHS titled I Miss You, Hugs and Kisses

The Intercity pre-cert video was branded as a video nasty in August 1984. It was soon dropped in October 1984.

Although nominally uncut there are reports of untidy edits which suggest earlier cuts were made for unknown reasons.

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Hungarian émigré developer Charles Kruschen (Donald Pilon) appeared the bereaved husband when he found his ex-model wife Magdalene (Elke Sommer) fatally bludgeoned in the garage of their Ontario home. The stunning trial that followed, however, revealed their bond was marked by mutual infidelity... and separate conspiracies to murder. Exploitationer inspired by the Peter and Christine Demeter case co-stars Chuck Shamata, George Touliatos, Cindy Girling.

AKA: "Left for Dead," "Drop Dead, Dearest." 88 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; bonus film "Recommendation for Mercy" (1975); featurettes; theatrical trailer.



Shopping: Hell Of The Living Dead...

1980 Italy/Spain video nasty by Bruno Mattei just released on UK 4K Blu-ray

Link Here17th April 2023
Hell of the Living Dead (aka Zombie Creeping Flesh) is a 1980 Italy/Spain horror by Bruno Mattei.
With Margit Evelyn Newton, Franco Garofalo and Selan Karay. Melon Farmers link BBFC link 2020 IMDb
Pre-cut for violence cinema release. Further shortened for brevity for 1982 VHS which was later banned as a video nasty in 1983. Unbanned and uncut in 2002. Uncut in the US.
UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

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You can't beat an Italian zombie movie and here's one of the best, looking yuckier than ever in this sensational 4K UHD presentation. There's been a nasty outbreak of the living dead in Papua New Guinea and it's up to an intrepid reporter (Margit Evelyn Newton), her cameraman (Gaby Renom) and an on-hand squad of commandoes to find out why -- and to try and stop it. There are disgusting special effects, some unexpected adversaries (a zombie rat, a zombie child and a zombie granny!) plus head-shots galore: truly, a film with something for everyone. Co-written by Claudio Fragrasso (inspired auteur of Troll 2) and directed by exploitation ace Bruno Mattei (Rats Night of Terror; Violence in a Woman's Prison), 88 Films are proud to present this classic of family entertainment full-blooded shocker in all its gory glory!

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