Definition of video nasty in English:

video nasty

noun

British
informal
  • A film on video that contains scenes that are considered to be gratuitously and offensively violent or pornographic.

    • ‘A camcorder diary that turned into a video nasty when a woman's facelift went disastrously wrong is being shown on TV tonight.’
    • ‘Too bad also that more video nasty nuts don't know about Dead Heat.’
    • ‘It is the language of the video nasty that Gibson uses here, and the point about the brutality is made long before the punishment ends.’
    • ‘Just as they did in the 1980s when, briefly, the video nasty was the moral panic du jour, they are outdoing each other with ever more ridiculous means to combat the fashionable scourge.’
    • ‘Anyone who saw the offence in question must be wondering exactly what part of that particular video nasty gives any serious cause for leniency.’
    • ‘Deodati's infamous video nasty is a cult film that deserves and will never get wider exposure.’
    • ‘Creep is a gory bloodbath, with enough macabre incidents of torture to put it up near the video nasty shelf.’
    • ‘What remains is not a live one, but a comic book video nasty, stretched across the wide screen.’
    • ‘The amateurish performances, ham-fisted dramatics and video nasty violence are a completely resistible combination.’
    • ‘Over lunch in the clubhouse, Baker and I review extracts from the morning's video nasty on his laptop.’

Pronunciation:

video nasty

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