June 3rd is going to be a big day for Severin Films as well as any card-carrying sleaze fanatic interested in the cinema’s forbidden realms. For starters, this day will see the U.S. debut of Video Nasties: The Ultimate Collection, a jam-packed DVD set that includes an award-winning documentary on the early ’80s video nasties controversy in the U.K. plus 72 remastered trailers for the titles on the U.K. governments video nasties list, all accompanied with commentary by a variety of British genre experts. This day will also see the DVD release of The Gestapo’s Last Orgy and Deported Women Of The S.S. Special Section, two notorious Nazisploitation films that occupied places of dis-honor on the video nasties list. Read on for all the details on this corrosive cornucopia…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
VIDEO NASTIES – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION
3 DISC SET STREETS 6/3/14
14 HOURS OF TRAILERS & MUCH MORE
FOR ALL 72 TITLES ON THATCHER’S NOTORIOUS BANNED LIST
PLUS NAZISPLOITATION SPECIAL EDITIONS FROM INTERVISION
Severin Films has announced June 3rd as street date for the US DVD debut of the UK smash hit VIDEO NASTIES – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The set includes the acclaimed documentary by Jake West (EVIL ALIENS, ABCs OF DEATH) and Marc Morris (Editor of “The Art Of The Nasty”) MORAL PANIC, CENSORSHIP & VIDEO TAPE, newly remastered trailers for all 72 movies on the banned list which caused witch hunts and widespread hysteria in the early 80s including lurid gems like THE GESTAPO’S LAST ORGY, THE DRILLER KILLER, ZOMBIE CREEPING FLESH, FACES OF DEATH, NIGHTMARES IN A DAMAGED BRAIN and CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE, plus commentary from critics, scholars and filmmakers on each title.
The video nasty era in the UK is now notorious amongst horror fans for branding certain genre movies as likely to deprave & corrupt those who view them in British homes. Video stores were raided up and down the land, distributors were fined and jailed and the British public were denied the right to view certain titles which the authorities deemed too dangerous for public consumption. Across 14 hours the full shameful story, the political lies, the corrupt press and the denial of basic freedoms are laid bare in this monumental 3 disc set.
Also on June 3rd, Severin’s sub-label Intervision will release UNCUT SPECIAL EDITION DVDs of two notorious ‘nazisploitation’ titles: GESTAPO’S LAST ORGY and DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS SPECIAL SECTION. The Italian ‘nazisploitation’ cycle of films were amongst the first to attract the attention of the video nasty police and GESTAPO’S LAST ORGY and DEPORTED WOMEN are two of the most notorious and now remastered from the original camera negatives. For extras both titles include a new in-depth featurette with Film Historian Dr. Marcus Stiglegger on the history of the cycle starting with WWII propaganda and comic books, through early cinematic examples in the 50s and 60s before the commercial success of THE NIGHT PORTER and Visconti’s THE DAMNED paved the way for ILSA SHE WOLF OF THE SS and a host of Italian productions including SS EXPERIMENT CAMP, NAZI LOVE CAMP 27 and SALON KITTY. In addition DEPORTED WOMEN features a jaw-dropping interview with late director Rino Di Silvestro (WEREWOLF WOMAN, HANNA D. THE GIRL FROM VONDEL PARK) and amusing recollections from star John Steiner (CALIGULA, TENEBRAE).
Bundles of all three (VIDEO NASTIES – THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, GESTAPO’S LAST ORGY & DEPORTED WOMEN OF THE SS) purchased through the Severin Films store will come with a free VHS replica of the GESTAPO’S LAST ORGY video nasty original release as well as a postcard of the original art designed by notorious nasty cover artist Graham Humphreys signed by Jake West and Marc Morris.